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She acts as the ritual agent between past , present and future . PREGNANCY AS
A RITUAL STATE In many societies there is a whole medico - religious system
catering to the needs of women , often existing alongside the established system
They never use the name of a dead person , and the relatives must not eat pork
or turtle . The parents of the child being born have , like the person who has died ,
an abnormal ritual status , and therefore run the risk of misfortunes . Although ...
Central to these rituals was a complicated metaphor which used the great
experiences of being born and dying as archetypes which occur ... It has many
layers of meaning and provides one of the most important and richest themes of
all ritual .
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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
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The Motherhood Trap
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