Becoming An Unwed Mother: A Sociological Account by Prudence Mors RainsBecoming An Unwed Mother: A Sociological Account by Prudence Mors Rains

Becoming An Unwed Mother: A Sociological Account

byPrudence Mors Rains

Paperback | July 15, 2007

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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 middle-class white girls in a psychiatricallyoriented mater nity home and lower-class black teenagers in a day school for unwed mothers, the study focuses on the unwed mother's moral career as it is shaped by social agencies.
Prudence Mors Rains is a retired Professor of Sociology at McGill University, Montreal. She graduated from Lake Forest College and received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University. She has been a recipient of a National Science Foundation dissertation research grant. Her professional interests lie in the areas of devia...
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Title:Becoming An Unwed Mother: A Sociological AccountFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.56 inPublished:July 15, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:020230955X

ISBN - 13:9780202309552

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