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can be eye contact, another significant element in the development of attachment
between the human mother and baby. Eye contact between mother and baby can
be a major 'social releaser"22. Wolff23 found that human mothers who did not ...
very important first days and weeks of the baby's life are normally passed within
the dark shadowy world of the household dwelling together with his mother,
whose primary concern is to satisfy his needs. The two are islanded in an
Sheila Kitzinger. When a baby is born the mother and child are isolated in an
inner room in a state of ritual impurity for several days, during which time the
baby's horoscope is prepared. The house is purified, but the woman does not go
back to ...
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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