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When reared without a mother , they much prefer a surrogate mechanical mother
which is soft and which rocks to one which is hard or stationary , even if the latter
supplies milk . Soft body contact and rocking seem to generate a feeling of ...
In many societies the mother and baby are segregated from the rest of society ,
not for their own good but because they are in a marginal state of existence , and
so are ' unclean ' , and therefore believed to have a dangerous , contaminating ...
In fact , the few months after birth together form a fourth trimester of pregnancy , in
which the mother and baby are still united in a symbiotic bond ( and particularly if
the mother is breast - feeding , as of course most mothers are the world over ) ...
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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