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Where once the family was a defensive unit, with the able- bodied men and
women working to support the dependent young, old and sick, it is now a unit
wholly concerned with consumption and reproduction.12 12 Lee Comer, '
Functions of ...
Young unmarried sons and daughters, warns Bernard14, can be devastating to a
marriage: 'The extrusion of young adults from the family may perform a benign
function for the marriages of their parents— as well, of course, as the young ...
For this to happen the infant must, of course, be with her, to be watched, heard
and touched. During this period the animal mother maintains contact with her
young. When a mother cat has given birth she immediately starts to lick her
young all ...
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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