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Becoming an Unwed Mother : a Sociological Account.

Author: Prudence Mors Rains; Prudence Rains
Publisher: Somerset : Taylor and Francis, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most unmarried women who engage in sexual intercourse do not become unwed mothers; they use contraceptives, secure an abortion, or get married. What happens to the minority of women who bear  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rains, Prudence Mors.
Becoming an Unwed Mother : A Sociological Account.
Somerset : Taylor and Francis, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Prudence Mors Rains; Prudence Rains
ISBN: 9781351327794 1351327798
OCLC Number: 1004202644
Description: 1 online resource (218 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: The Situation of Moral Jeopardy; Chapter 1 Sexual Careers; Chapter 2 Becoming an Unwed Mother; Part Two: The Process of Moral Reinstatement; Chapter 3 Hawthorne House; Chapter 4 The Moral Career of the Unwed Mother; Part Three: Accommodations to Illegitimacy; Chapter 5 The Project; Chapter 6 The Moral Career of the Negro Unwed Mother; Chapter 7 Speculations: The Politics of Illegitimacy; Appendix: Methods; Bibliography; Index.

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-Although the titles of the book might lead one to think that the focus is on the causes of illegitimacy the book is actually more like a detailed ethnographic account of the last few months of Read more...

 
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