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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
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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Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
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