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In a West African village where Barbara Thompson1 carefully observed women
in labour, it was clear that they were ... The main idea behind it seems to be to
make the baby 1 Barbara Thompson, 'Infant Feeding and Child Care in a West ...
Both mother and baby need to be purified, and this is done with libations of oil,
sacred signs or chants, purging, or bathing in water to which special herbs or
colouring substances may be added. 8 Barbara Thompson, op. cit. A major threat
When men did do midwifery they charged more than women, and by the second
half of the eighteenth century it had become fashionable to get a male physician :
even small tradesmen whose 12 Barbara Thompson, op. cit. 13 Jean Donnison ...
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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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Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis
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Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
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