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Taboos like these provide public recognition in a symbolic way of the importance
of pregnancy and childbirth to the parents and to the wider community of which
they are a part. This is the basis of all ritual, of whatever kind : ritual value is given
The donning of special clothing— gown, head cover, mask, overshoes— is a
device familiar in religious ceremonial by which the ritual act of birth is
dramatized. But it is also one which has the effect of segregating the labouring
woman from ...
In pre-industrial societies the unfolding script of the individual's life cycle, with its
transformations, becomings and peak experiences, provided the scenario for the
ritual representations of change in social status and modifications role.
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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