Too much too young? Revisiting young motherhood

Thomson, Rachel (2020) Too much too young? Revisiting young motherhood. Studies in the Maternal, 13 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1759-0434

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Part of a 10 year Anniversary issue this short paper reflects on a 30 year period in the UK where young motherhood moves from being a respectable working class practice into the ‘problem’ of teenage pregnancy, subsequently ‘solved’ and replaced by new categories of concern. Working with her own field notes generated as part of a sociological study of teenage sexuality carried out in Manchester in 1989, the author engages with awkwardness and resistance in the texts and reflects on the ambivalent place of motherhood in the feminist narratives of empowerment that shaped the enquiry.

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Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
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Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2020 08:02
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