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The result is that the child has a clear and irreversible sense of whether it is a boy
or a girl by the age of three . 13 The child ' s complete dependence on its mother ,
who is usually the sole person to look after it , can result in acute sensitivity to ...
Neglect of a taboo results in some dreadful change affecting the person who
flouts it , a change which can contaminate other ... The consequences of breaking
a taboo are quite different from human punishment , for the result is automatic ...
As families have become smaller the tireless energy , determination and concern
for her children ' s welfare is concentrated on a few and can produce the stifling '
smother love ' which results in anxiety and neuroses as the growing children try ...
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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
No preview available - 1987
Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989