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In the middle of these tiring and apparently endless tasks she may catch sight of
herself in a mirror and be appalled at what ... There is so little social recognition
of what is actually involved in the fatiguing task of being a mother that women are
This is particularly the task of girls , but boys too are expected to do their share of
baby - minding . For the girls , however , the tasks persist long after the boy has
left home and joined peer groups of other boys intent on adventure , whether ...
They are people who have finished doing a task . They may be allowed to have a
hand in mothering , and be permitted to reenact their own mothering experience
spasmodically and in a modified way with their grandchildren , but they in effect ...
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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