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Behaviour in mating is no longer an almost automatic response to copulatory
behaviour on the part of the male . Higher functions of the brain are increasingly
concerned with sexual activity and controlling the release of hormones .
All behaviour depends on both organic and environmental factors . In this chapter
I want to focus on learning how to be a mother , and to draw on evidence from the
study of animal behaviour as well as from social anthropology . This learning ...
The mother makes little conscious attempt to mould her child ' s behaviour apart
from the gentle , reiterated and consistent emphasis on the clear distinction
between the clean and the unclean , the sacred and the polluted . There are few
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Mothercraft or Motherhood?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis
No preview available - 1987
Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989