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Mature unwed mothers : narratives of moral resistance

Author: Ruth Linn
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©2002.
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"This book describes the moral decision-making process toward unwed motherhood based on a fifteen-year longitudinal study of fifty Israeli single women aged 30 and over, each of whom decided to have a child on her own following a short- or long-term relationship with a male partner. The author views these women as conscious resisters to the societal script of marriage-reproduction-motherhood and documents their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Linn, Ruth.
Mature unwed mothers.
New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, [2002]
(OCoLC)852791817
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Linn
ISBN: 030646523X 9780306465239
OCLC Number: 45661492
Description: xiii, 170 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Motherhood as a new war zone --
Motherhood as a moral position --
Motherhood as a wish --
Motherhood as a decision, 1983 --
Motherhood as an experience, 1990 --
Motherhood as development, 1997 --
Motherhood as a narrative of moral resistance. Introduction--Motherhood as a New War Zone --
Moral Psychology in War --
Motherhood as a Moral Position --
The "Separate" Moral Position --
"Separate" Moral Resistance in War --
"Separate" Moral Resistance in the Family --
The "Connected" Moral Position --
"Connected" Moral Resistance in War --
"Connected" Moral Resistance in the Family --
Motherhood as a Wish --
The Wish for a Child --
Age 30--A Cut-off Point? --
"Thirty-Nothing"? --
The Decision to Have a Child --
Motherhood as a Decision--1983 --
The Origin of the Idea of Out of Wedlock Childbearing --
Past Abortions --
Type of Pregnancy --
Expectations Regarding the Child's Gender --
Reasons for Planning and Keeping the Pregnancy --
Coping with the Consequences of the Action --
Childbearing and Self-Satisfaction --
The Experience of the Father --
Present Dilemmas and Future Orientation --
The Economic Dilemma --
Motherhood as an Experience--1990 --
Miri, 43, a Teacher, Mother of a 13-Year-Old Son --
Roni, 44, an Artist, Mother of a 14-Year-Old Son --
Shimrit, 50, a Clerk, Mother of a 13-Year-Old Son --
Tina, 50, a Retired Army Officer, Mother of a Nine-Year-Old Son --
Nurit (1990) 50, Elementary School Teacher, Mother of a Seven-Year-Old Son --
Motherhood as Development--1997 --
Ayelet (1983) 37, Mother of a 3-Year-Old Daughter --
Ayelet (1990) --
Ayelet (1997) --
Motherhood as Narrative of Moral Resistance --
Women's Narrative of Resistance --
Geography of the Possible? --
Redefining "Otherness"? --
Liberation from the Other's Discourse --
Ways of Facing Conflicts?
Responsibility: by Ruth Linn.
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