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Becoming an Unwed Mother : a Sociological Account

Author: Prudence Mors Rains
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView 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 before the baby is born. What happens to the minority of women who bear illegitimate children? This book is the first study to describe in detail the actual situation of unwed motherhood, as opposed to the causes and pathology of deviance. Based largely on observation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Prudence Mors Rains
ISBN: 9781351327800 1351327801 9781351327787 135132778X
OCLC Number: 1004357184
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: Part, I The Situation of Moral Jeopardy / Prudence Mors Rains --
chapter Introduction / Prudence Mors Rains --
chapter 1 Sexual Careers / Prudence Mors Rains --
chapter 2 Becoming an Unwed Mother / Prudence Mors Rains --
part, II The Process of Moral Reinstatement / Prudence Mors Rains --
chapter 3 Hawthorne House * / Prudence Mors Rains --
chapter 4 The Moral Career of the Unwed Mother / Prudence Mors Rains --
part, III Accommodations to Illegitimacy / Prudence Mors Rains --
chapter 5 The Project / Prudence Mors Rains --
chapter 6 The Moral Career of the Negro Unwed Mother / Prudence Mors Rains --
chapter 7 Speculations: The Politics of Illegitimacy / Prudence Mors Rains --
chapter Appendix: Methods / Prudence Mors Rains.
Responsibility: Prudence Mors Rains.

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