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There are no other adults to share 2 Gerald R. Leslie, The Family in Social
Context, 2nd ed., OUP, N.Y., 1973. 3 Meyer F. Nimkoff and Russel Middleton, '
Types of family and types of economy', American Journal of Sociology 66, Nov., ...
... to do their share of baby- minding. For the girls, however, the tasks persist long
after the boy has left home and joined peer groups of other boys intent on
adventure, whether these are neighbourhood gangs or formally constituted age
sets or ...
... get through the housework and cook a meal and they can share an evening
together. A good deal that is written about being a mother is about general
principles and methods and types of relationship (there is plenty in these pages, I
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Mothercraft or Motherhood ?
The Motherhood Trap
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