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In our own society they comment on the child ' s strength , boisterousness ,
aggression and naughtiness . This is what it is to be a real boy ! In peasant
societies the size of a baby boy ' s genitals may be admired and mothers play
with them .
walking as soon , or are not potty - trained or reading as early as the infant next
door , compare their children ' s ... Others succeed , and reinforce this system of
child - rearing in their turn when they themselves have children , whom they ...
This is why child abuse is often directed only at one child in a family , who is the
one picked out as ' bad ' . Sometimes this is the child who is different because he
or she is especially intelligent or bright and lively . In one survey of 26 children ...
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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
No preview available - 1987
Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989