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Becoming an Unwed Mother

A Sociological Account

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Becoming an Unwed Mother by Prudence Mors Rains
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Most unmarried women who engage in sexual intercourse do not become unwed mothers; they use contraceptives, secure an abortion, or get married before the baby is born. What happens to the minority of women who bear illegitimate children? This book is the first study to describe in detail the actual situation of unwed motherhood, as opposed to the causes and pathology of deviance. Based largely on observation of middle-class white girls in a psychiatricallyoriented mater nity home and lower-class black teenagers in a day school for unwed mothers, the study focuses on the unwed mother's moral career as it is shaped by social agencies.

Author Biography

Prudence Mors Rains is retired professor of sociology at McGill University, Montreal. She graduated from Lake Forest College and received her graduate degrees from Northwestern University. She has been a recipient of a National Science Foundation dissertation research grant. Her professional interests lie in the areas of deviance and social control in regards to woman and youth as well as qualitative methods, specifically ethnography.
Release date NZ
July 15th, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
AldineTransaction
Pages
218
Dimensions
152x229x12
ISBN-13
9780202309552
Product ID
1832601

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