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During pregnancy the identity of the father is further emphasized, and publicly
proclaimed by rituals and other duties to be performed and things to be avoided.
If he commits adultery, for example, the child will get ill. The relationship of a ...
Anxiety in Pregnancy Even though a woman's social function may revolve
entirely around her role as a childbearer and rearer, most cultures make
provision for anxiety, and it is accepted, too, that expectant mothers are often in
two minds ...
pregnancy depends on the combined good wishes and right actions of everyone,
including dead as well as living members of the society. There is collective
responsibility to support the pregnant woman and the child that is coming to birth.
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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
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