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Re/Assembling the Pregnant and Parenting Teenager

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by Annelies Kamp, Majella McSharry

Re/Assembling the Pregnant and Parenting Teenager

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In 2003, Wendy Luttrell posed an important question: what might result if we were able to turn questions of judgement about pregnant and parenting teenagers into questions of interest about their sense of self and identity-making? This book takes up the challenge, offering a re/assemblage of what is, can be and perhaps should be known about teenage pregnancy and parenting in the context of the twenty-first century. The collection presents original contributions from leading commentators in four key contexts: the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland, all sites of elevated incidence of and/or concern around what is commonly articulated as the Ā«problemĀ» of teenage pregnancy and parenting. In offering a multi-disciplinary reading of the narratives of young men and women, this volume engages with the ambiguity shared by all of us in confronting the life transition that is pregnancy and parenting.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Conceiving a Re/Assemblage of Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting
Chapter 2
Within and Apart: Re/Positioning the Education of Teenage Parents in Aotearoa New Zealand
Chapter 3
What's Happening to My Body?: The Growing, Glowing and Grotesque Teenage Belly
Chapter 4
Teen Mothering in the United States: Fertile Ground for Shifting the Paradigm
Chapter 5
'It changed my life': Rethinking the Consequences of Teenage Fatherhood
Chapter 6
Irish Television and the Assemblage of Personal Narratives of Teenage Pregnancy and Abortion
Chapter 7
The Construction of Teenage Parenting in the Republic of Ireland
Chapter 8
Irish Travellers and Teenage Pregnancy: A Feminist, Cultural, Relativist Analysis
Chapter 9
Personal Decisions, Responsible Mothering: Un-picking Key Decisions Made by Young Mothers
Chapter 10
Teenagers, Sexualities-Education Assemblages and Sexual Citizenship: A New Materialist Analysis
Chapter 11
What If Becoming a Teenage Parent Saved Your Life?
Chapter 12
The 'Missing' Parent: Teenage Fathers Talk About the Meaning of Early Parenthood

Book Details

Re/Assembling the Pregnant and Parenting Teenager
Sociology and Social Sciences
Peter Lang
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
2.4 MB

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