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For women are not only less well prepared for motherhood than were their own
mothers and grandmothers, but they are also less prepared in the West than in
many pre-industrial societies which live much closer to survival level and which
other societies they know exactly who this is, and have a special name for him.
Inside small nuclear families there is ... Some pre-industrialized societies put
special emphasis on the mother-child bond. They are mother-focused in the
If life is to be orderly, if society is to function, if values are to be maintained, the
male and female principles must be kept ... Instead of passing the days of
pregnancy ripe with fulfillment, a woman in a pre-industrial society may live in a
culture in ...
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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