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Moreover , the minutiae of child - rearing practices in any society are a product of
the total culture . They are interlaced with values which give that culture common
themes and unity . A great deal of what we take for granted as ' natural in ...
Traditionally woman ' s most important role has been that of a disseminator of
culture through mothering . The fact that she has a uterus and lactates means that
she not only bears the children but is largely responsible for their care while they
The advantage of seeing mothering from a cross - cultural vantage point is that
the observer quickly realizes that ... Each is the product of women ' s empirical
experience in a specific culture and is finely adjusted to the value system of that ...
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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