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The extended family system is one in which it is easier to maintain and hand
down tradition than in our own type of marriage which produces short - lived
households which disintegrate when the parents die . Years before that point is
On the one hand is the mother who lives relatively independently of the newborn
baby . Having given birth to it , it starts its separate existence and she continues
hers as before . Her breasts , arms and body are her own . On the other hand ...
But there is little opportunity to find out what real babies are like , of seeing them
at first hand and learning how to cope with the almost off - hand nonchalance of
the peasant child with four or five younger brothers and sisters . A few schools ...
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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