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These emotions are valid. I think that motherhood without emotions would be a
very frightening thing, and if you have the positive ones— joy, triumph, ecstasy
and so on— it is certain that you will also experience the negative ones— fear, ...
The extraordinary thing is that after trying to perform a task of these dimensions
she feels uniquely a failure, convinced that she is the only woman experiencing
these emotions and the only one incapable of coping. One in every six women ...
The emphasis is not on the emotional ties between the members of the nuclear
family, although these may be strong, but on the larger family of the kibbutz. Such
a system contrasts with the accepted patterns which run through all Western ...
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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
Snippet view - 1989