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The Swedish government , for example , is planning a nationwide system of
education for parenthood , and a Swedish expert has even suggested that a
woman should not be allowed to bear a child until she has attended the course .
Such is ...
In the United States , for example , babies are often automatically removed to a
nursery immediately following delivery for six to twelve hours , and frequently are
not allowed to be with their mothers except at scheduled feed times .
They may be allowed to have a hand in mothering , and be permitted to reenact
their own mothering experience spasmodically and in a modified way with their
grandchildren , but they in effect ' play ' at mothering only on occasions when this
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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
Snippet view - 1989