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Mature unwed mothers : narratives of moral resistance

Author: Ruth Linn
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, [2002] ©2002
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Electronic books
Longitudinal studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Linn, Ruth.
Mature unwed mothers.
New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©2002
(DLC) 00054968
(OCoLC)45661492
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Linn
ISBN: 9781461512752 1461512751
OCLC Number: 852791817
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 170 pages)
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.
Responsibility: by Ruth Linn.

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I have often wondered if the opposition to women's choosing to abort a pregnancy masks a fear of women choosing to have and raise children on their own.  Read more...

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