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The Resource On becoming a teen mom : life before pregnancy, Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black

On becoming a teen mom : life before pregnancy, Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black

Label
On becoming a teen mom : life before pregnancy
Title
On becoming a teen mom
Title remainder
life before pregnancy
Statement of responsibility
Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2013, the New York City Public Health Department placed public service announcements on trains and buses and at transportation stops that showed photos of frowning or crying children saying such things as 'I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen' and 'Honestly, Mom ... Chances are he won't stay with you. What happens to me?' Campaigns like this support a public narrative that portrays teen mothers as threatening the moral order, bankrupting state coffers, and causing high rates of poverty, incarceration, and school dropout. These campaigns demonize teen mothers but tell us nothing about their lives before they became pregnant. In this myth-shattering and often deeply disturbing book, sociologists Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black tell the life stories of 108 brown, white, and black teen mothers. They expose the problems that cause distress in these young women's lives and that are often overlooked in pregnancy prevention campaigns. Some stories are tragic and painful, marked by child sexual abuse, partner violence, and school failure. Others are less devastating, depicting 'girl next door' characters whose unintended pregnancies expose their lack of contraception and unwillingness to abort. Offering a fresh critical perspective on the links between early childbirth and social inequalities, On Becoming a Teen Mom demonstrates how the intersecting hierarchies of gender, race, and social class shape the personal stories of young mothers"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Erdmans, Mary Patrice
Dewey number
306.874/32
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759.4
LC item number
.E74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Black, Timothy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Teenage girls
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Adolescence
  • Teenage girls
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • United States
  • Junge Mutter
  • Soziale Situation
  • Schwangerschaft
  • USA
Label
On becoming a teen mom : life before pregnancy, Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285 -317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the backstory to the baby -- The distraction -- Young young mothers -- Child sexual abuse -- Violence against women -- Education -- Contraception and abortion -- Conclusion: getting beyond the distraction
Control code
ocn884315799
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780520283428
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014024489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520283428
  • (OCoLC)884315799
Label
On becoming a teen mom : life before pregnancy, Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285 -317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the backstory to the baby -- The distraction -- Young young mothers -- Child sexual abuse -- Violence against women -- Education -- Contraception and abortion -- Conclusion: getting beyond the distraction
Control code
ocn884315799
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780520283428
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014024489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520283428
  • (OCoLC)884315799

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