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Dubious conceptions : the politics of teenage pregnancy, Kristin Luker

Label
Dubious conceptions : the politics of teenage pregnancy
Title
Dubious conceptions
Title remainder
the politics of teenage pregnancy
Statement of responsibility
Kristin Luker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • As her little boy plays at a day care center across the street, Michelle, an unmarried teenager, is in algebra class, hoping to be the first member of her family to graduate from high school. Will motherhood make this young woman poorer? Will it make the United States poorer as a nation?
  • Would it surprise you to learn that Michelle is more likely to be white than African American? That she is most likely eighteen or nineteen - a legal adult? That teenage mothers are no more common today than in 1900? That two-thirds of them have been impregnated by men older than twenty? Kristin Luker, author of the acclaimed Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood, traces the way popular attitudes came to demonize young mothers and examines the profound social and economic changes that have influenced debate on the issue, especially since the 1970s. In the early twentieth century, reformers focused people's attention on the social ills that led unmarried teenagers to become pregnant; today, society has come almost full circle, pinning social ills on the sexually irresponsible teen
  • Dubious Conceptions introduces us to the young women who are the object of so much opprobrium. In these pages we hear teenage mothers from across the country talk about their lives, their trials, and their attempts to find meaning in motherhood
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Luker, Kristin
Dewey number
306.874/3
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759.4
LC item number
.L85 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Teenage pregnancy
Label
Dubious conceptions : the politics of teenage pregnancy, Kristin Luker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The problem and Its human face -- 2. Bastardy, fitness, and the invention of adolescence -- 3. Poverty, fertility, and the state -- 4. Constructing an epidemic -- 5. Choice and consequence -- 6. Why do they do it? -- 7. Teenage parents and the future
Control code
33983636
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780674217027
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95052833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Dubious conceptions : the politics of teenage pregnancy, Kristin Luker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The problem and Its human face -- 2. Bastardy, fitness, and the invention of adolescence -- 3. Poverty, fertility, and the state -- 4. Constructing an epidemic -- 5. Choice and consequence -- 6. Why do they do it? -- 7. Teenage parents and the future
Control code
33983636
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780674217027
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95052833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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