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Given a ' facilitating environment , that is , one that gives the parents themselves
emotional support and allows them to develop confidence , most parents
spontaneously enjoy their new babies , for example , and handle and talk to them
The Ibo of Eastern Nigeria have , for example , a patrilineal system , but the
smallest social unit consists not of a man , a woman and their children , but a
woman and her children , which has been described as “ an eating units . There
is a male ...
If he commits adultery , for example , the child will get ill . The relationship of a
mother to her child is immediately obvious for biological reasons . But that of the
father is altogether more vague , so societies everywhere have ways of marking ...
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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