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... is like for many women, and focus on some of the problems and challenges
inherent in mothering in today's society. ... but they are also less well prepared in
the West than in many pre-industrial societies which live much closer to survival ...
Instead of passing the days of pregnancy ripe with fulfilment, a woman in a pre-
industrial society may live in a culture in which pregnancy involves rules and
regulations about behaviour which make normal life impossible for both parents.
Mothers who cannot mother No one knows how much violence is expressed
against children in pre-industrial societies. It would be quite wrong to take it for
granted that it does not exist and there is a good deal of evidence from societies
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A leading social anthropologist examines what being a mother means to a woman as a person, using examples from societies all over the world, and concludes that a great deal of what we call "maternal ... Read full review
Mothercraft or Motherhood ?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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