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sons is already established long before the baby is born . All the same , the
Mundugumor are exceptional . In most societies , ritual in pregnancy is
supportive rather than merely an extra irritation . In my own anthropological field
work in ...
When a child is born the father is instructed to fuse severe words to stop the soft -
hearted mother from rushing to the basket at the first shriek of its occupant ' . 24
This belief about discipline is such an essential tenet of their faith that when I ...
The human baby has to be born at the end of about nine months , or its head ,
containing a brain which has a volume of between 375 and 400 cubic
centimetres , as compared with that of a chimpanzee or gorilla whose brain is
only about 200 ...
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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
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