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The Resource Reconceiving Black adolescent childbearing, Elizabeth Merrick

Reconceiving Black adolescent childbearing, Elizabeth Merrick

Label
Reconceiving Black adolescent childbearing
Title
Reconceiving Black adolescent childbearing
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Merrick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Images of pregnant black teenagers and single black mothers are plentiful in the media and popular culture. These representations have fueled debates on the need for welfare reform and have focused public attention on adolescent pregnancy among black Americans. In Reconceiving Black Adolescent Childbearing, Elizabeth Merrick presents a new understanding of childbearing and adolescent development among lower income black American teenage girls. The author focuses primarily on the individual stories and themes of the six participants in the study. The first section provides the context and the second section provides the major thematic findings. The final sections focus on agency and identity in this population. The findings that emerge from Merrick's study yield a provocative view that stands in marked contrast to assessments of pregnant black adolescents as being deviant or greedy for welfare." "There is a need for developmental models that start from, or at least incorporate, non-majority experiences. In particular, ethnographic accounts can provide key insights into different developmental pathways. Out of such accounts, new paradigms may also emerge to guide developmental research. Reconceiving Black Adolescent Childbearing fills this void."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merrick, Elizabeth
Dewey number
306.874/3
Index
index present
LC call number
RG556.5
LC item number
.M47 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • African American youth
  • Teenage mothers
  • African American girls
  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • Adolescent
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence
  • African Americans
  • Single Parent
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Reconceiving Black adolescent childbearing, Elizabeth Merrick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-95) 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
  • Desire and Denial: Their Pregnancies
  • Abandonment and Difference: Their Mothers' Influence
  • Balancing Hope and Pragmatism: Relationships with the Babies' Fathers
  • Confronting Difference: Their Experiences of "Race"
  • Seeming Contradictions: The Complex Themes
  • Implications for an Alternative Developmental Model
Control code
45086837
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 100 pages
Isbn
9780813368160
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00048469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Reconceiving Black adolescent childbearing, Elizabeth Merrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-95) 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
  • Desire and Denial: Their Pregnancies
  • Abandonment and Difference: Their Mothers' Influence
  • Balancing Hope and Pragmatism: Relationships with the Babies' Fathers
  • Confronting Difference: Their Experiences of "Race"
  • Seeming Contradictions: The Complex Themes
  • Implications for an Alternative Developmental Model
Control code
45086837
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 100 pages
Isbn
9780813368160
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00048469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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