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There are no other adults to share responsibility and care . In an extended family
, where there are aunts and uncles , cousins , grandparents and others to turn to ,
the parents ' power over their children is modified and checked by the opinions ...
helping with chores , and sharing responsibility . Even in a social system like that
of Jamaica , which has been fragmented by slavery , very few babies find their
way to orphanages because there is always a grandmother , sister or cousin to ...
... and more responsibility for the running of the household , and by old age a
woman expects granddaughters to be caring for her in her turn . It is thought to be
a dreadful thing to leave old women without young people to help them , and
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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