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Cultural anthropologists, who have more often been women, have looked at
mothers and mothering, and no one in more detail than Margaret Mead, but
cultural anthropology has frequently been the object of scorn and ridicule by
some other ...
In some 3 Margaret Mead, Male and Female: A Study of the Sexes in a Changing
World, New York, Morrow, 1949. 4 Quoted in Birth, edited by David Meltzer,
Ballantine Books, N.Y., 1973. societies, notably those disorganized by slavery,
At the same time they protect him by careful ritual from the emasculation which
may be thought to result from taking on what is essentially a feminine activity.
When the process of participation is over the man is reinitiated into 16 Margaret
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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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