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From one point of view the introduction of machinery, although it looked as if it
were going to free women from domestic servitude, has meant that a new
treadmill has been created by women themselves. They now try to run the home
and rear ...
Dakota women used to give birth in a pile of sand, their feet supported against
pegs, and their hands holding other pegs at the side in just such a position. The
Manus of New Guinea give birth in special houses where the old women of the
Delia Davin8 says that the tensions between these two women form the subject
of much recently published fiction, and that they fill the pages of problem pages in
newspapers, more so than any other problems about marriage and the family.
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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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