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maternal - characteristic of a mother; "warm maternal affection for her guest"- Dorothy Sayers
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Behind Mariah's generosity and concern for Lucy, in fact, lies a maternalistic attitude that further complicates their relationship.
Suu Kyi, with her own maternalistic style, to guide Burma to forge a national identity and to create inclusive and broad-based development as the country opens up with the "the spirit of democracy" - in reality, it may be her role as a benevolent single-handed ruler that guides the Federal Union of Burma forward.
Possessing a paternalistic, or often maternalistic, sense of ethnic and religious superiority, many Protestants looked down upon the poor immigrants of the big cities--first the Irish, later the Italians and Poles.
Another sort of convalescing occurs in The Spare Room and the primary relationship is between two women: the protective, leonine, maternalistic Helen and the headstrong Nicola, who refuses to accept her mortality.
The predominance of stereotypical views about women as emotional, maternalistic and nurturing also prevent women taking up senior roles in the accounting profession.
See Margaret Friedlander Brinig, A Maternalistic Approach to Surrogacy: Comment on Richard Epstein's Surrogacy: The Case for Full Contractual Enforcement, 81 VA.
Why do our students view the food politics of women writers as more maternalistic and/or privileged than those of their male counterparts?
This reveals a maternalistic agenda in which motherhood is both privileged and characterised as a female imperative.
Stoler (1995:150) observes that 'racialised Others' are often compared and equated with children, a representation that conveniently provided a moral justification for imperial policies of tutelage, discipline and specific paternalistic and maternalistic strategies of custodial control of Aboriginal people.
And what does it mean to do something for women without being paternalistic, or, eventually, maternalistic, which may be just as bad?
It is argued that these relationships combine to create four main gender "regimes" that are recognizable with some variations across the geographical space examined; these are identified as masculinist, benignly paternalistic, benignly maternalistic, and balanced.
In this article, I examine Argentina's and Chile's national MCHPs from their origins as maternalistic provisions in the 1930s and their expansion as national programs during the 1950s and 1960s, to their transformations resulting from the implementation of market liberalisation reforms in the 1980s and 1990s.