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- DescriptionMost unmarried women who engage in sexual intercourse do t become unwed mothers; they use contraceptives, secure an abortion, or get married before the baby is born. What happens to the mirity 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 BiographyPrudence 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.
- Author(s)Prudence Mors Rains
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Inc
- Date of Publication15/07/2007
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Place of PublicationSomerset
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight410 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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