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And here the French use an adjective, 'liminaire' - 'of the threshold', to describe
the rituals which help her through this difficult process, and enable others to ...
John Middleton, University of Texas Press, The unborn baby is in ritual danger
This is the basis of all ritual, of whatever kind: ritual value is given to occasions
and natural and supernatural, which they depend on, obey, and love, but of
which they are also in awe. Whilst pregnancy in most societies is considered a
That is, it is done, not because it needs to be done, but because it is an act of
ritual cleansing and purification. Moreover, it involves taking over personal body
processes by an external institution, and thus the control of that which is most ...
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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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