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They become known by the child ' s name , with the prefix ' rra ' - father , or ' mma '
- mother . 10 Divorce is often very easy before the first child is born , but once the
woman is pregnant it becomes difficult , and involves long drawn out and bitter ...
Such a baby must be born in the bush , where its pollution can harm no one , and
be immediately suffocated . It is then thought of as never having lived . The girl
goes through a process of ritual purification and , once clean , can later become a
This happens because when parenthood is shared not only do fathers come into
the home , but babies go out of it more and mobility becomes a prime requisite .
The gulf between home and workplace disappears . This must have been more ...
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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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