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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

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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
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2013, New York City launched a public education campaign with posters 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." 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 efforts demonize teen mothers but tell us nothing about their lives before they became pregnant. In this myth-shattering book, the authors tell the life stories of 108 brown, white, and black teen mothers, exposing the problems in their lives often overlooked in pregnancy prevention campaigns. Some stories are tragic and painful, marked by sexual abuse, partner violence, and school failure. Others depict "girl next door" characters whose unintended pregnancies lay bare insidious gender disparities. Offering a fresh perspective on the links between teen births and social inequalities, this book demonstrates how the intersecting hierarchies of gender, race, and class shape the biographies of young mothers."--Provided by publisher
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Erdmans, Mary Patrice
Dewey number
  • 306.874
  • 306.874/32
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Black, Timothy
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  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Teenage girls
Label
On becoming a teen mom : life before pregnancy, Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-317) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: The back story to the baby -- The distraction -- Young young mothers -- Child sexual abuse -- Violence against women -- Education -- Contraception and abortion -- Conclusion: Getting beyond the distraction -- Appendix A: Listening to life stories -- Appendix B: Tables
Control code
ocn898421638
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 330 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520959286
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898421638
Label
On becoming a teen mom : life before pregnancy, Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-317) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: The back story to the baby -- The distraction -- Young young mothers -- Child sexual abuse -- Violence against women -- Education -- Contraception and abortion -- Conclusion: Getting beyond the distraction -- Appendix A: Listening to life stories -- Appendix B: Tables
Control code
ocn898421638
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 330 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520959286
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898421638

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