Re/Assembling the Pregnant and Parenting Teenager

Narratives from the Field(s)

516uf5zI6XL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Annelies Kamp and Majella McSharry
Isbn 9781787071803
File size 2MB
Year 2018
Pages 324
Language English
File format PDF
Category Family and Friendship

Book Description:

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 «problem» 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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