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This is the pattern in most polygynous societies, and the woman's interests tend
to be subordinated to those of the group which she joins as a newcomer, her 'in-
laws'. In other societies it is the man who moves into his wife's parents' home, and
The general pattern in pre-industrial societies is for the baby to be with and close
to the mother, and to remain with her, day and night, for the post partum weeks.
He is often fixed to her body in one way or another, bound by shawls, slung in a ...
This is the main pattern of child-rearing practices in the Israeli Kibbutzim, which
we shall be looking at more closely in chapter 13. Children are brought up for the
most part in the children's houses, and looked after by professional nurses.
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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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