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The things that mothers really find themselves doing are not matters only of
technique but are an expression of the sort of people they are and the
relationship they have with that particular child , and since mothers are usually
required to act on ...
They were always messing up things she had just straightened out and dirtying
things she had just cleaned . Such a mother is product - oriented , wishing simply
for clean , quiet , and well - behaved children and a clean , neat house ; so she ...
There was a time , after the birth , when we were offering things , but I have
turned full circle . I have done some awful things . When I asked what things she
confessed , quietly and with shame , she had ' thrown the children on the floor ' ,
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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