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Thus the Kgatla grandmother is a person with dignity , responsibility , a
continuing stake in her children ' s and ... The strong emotional bonds between
mothers and daughters and between daughters and their grandmothers ( that is ,
The baby is born in the grandmother ' s house , and the girl cares for it with the
help of her mother for nine months to a year , and then goes off to seek work in
the town , leaving the baby with her mother . The pattern is remarkably similar to
grandmother often identifies with her grandchildren and takes their side in
quarrels with the mother . When a young girl wants to go to a dance , and has
been forbidden by her mother , the grandmother may plead for her .
Grandparents and ...
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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
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