Classed formations of shame in white, British single mothers

Morris, Charlotte and Munt, Sally R (2019) Classed formations of shame in white, British single mothers. Feminism & Psychology, 29 (2). pp. 231-249. ISSN 0959-3535

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Abstract

This article discusses the formation of shame in a group of white heterosexual British women originally from middle-class backgrounds. Narrative interviews convey how participants perceive their lives to have been “spoiled” and stigmatised through becoming single mothers. They articulate perceptions of how their lives have fallen short of idealised heteronormative, middle-class trajectories of neoliberal success and adopt a range of narrative strategies to counter this, informed by the politics of shame in relation to single motherhood in contemporary Britain.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies
Depositing User: Sally Munt
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2018 15:35
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 14:46
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75251

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