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responsibility and care. In an extended family, where there are aunts and uncles,
cousins, grandparents and others to turn to, the parents' power over their children
is modified and checked by the opinions of others. In the modern family, ...
In peasant societies there are always others watching over the care that a woman
gives her baby, helping with chores, and sharing responsibility. Even in a social
system like that of Jamaica, which has been fragmented by slavery, very few ...
It is the responsibility of married sons to assist their parents with the ploughing, to
give them occasional presents and help them in any way they can, whereas
married daughters help particularly with gifts of food and clothing and help in the
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The Motherhood Trap
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