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In the end she slaps the baby ' s hand and gets a long , cool look from an older
woman who clearly thinks she is a baby batterer . She hates what she has
become and scuttles back home , with both children whining . She gets more
food into ...
In antenatal classes expectant mothers often say that they have never held a
baby in their arms , never even seen a newborn infant , nor had the opportunity of
watching a mother look after a small baby . No amount of lessons in child care or
They look into the carrycot - ' He ' s a real boy ! ' they say , or ' Isn ' t she sweet ?
She ' s so pretty and feminine ! The mother may choose to dress her baby boy in
blue , her girl in pink . In France flowers of the appropriate colour fill the mother ...
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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