Download e-book for kindle: 'Adolescence', Pregnancy and Abortion: Constructing a Threat by Catriona I. Macleod

By Catriona I. Macleod

ISBN-10: 0415553385

ISBN-13: 9780415553384

ISBN-10: 0415553393

ISBN-13: 9780415553391

Winner of the Rhodes college Vice-Chancellor's e-book Award 2012!

Winner of the 2011 distinctive ebook Award of the organization for girls in Psychology!

Why, regardless of proof on the contrary, does the narrative of the unfavorable effects of teenybopper being pregnant, abortion and childbearing persist? This publication argues that the negativity surrounding early copy is underpinned by way of a specific realizing of youth. It strains the discovery of "adolescence" and the imaginary wall that the concept constructs among children and adults. Macleod examines the entrenched prestige of "adolescence" inside of a colonialist discourse that equates improvement of the person with the improvement of civilisation, and the ensuing possibility of degeneration that "adolescence" implies.

Many very important concerns are explored, reminiscent of the discovery of adlescent being pregnant and abortion as a social challenge; problems with race, tradition and culture in terms of teenage being pregnant; and wellbeing and fitness merchant practices, particularly on the subject of coping with hazard. within the ultimate bankruptcy, a controversy is made for a shift from the signifier "teenage being pregnant" to "unwanted pregnancy".

Using facts amassed from stories around the globe, this ebook highlights valuable matters within the worldwide debate referring to teenage being pregnant. it's excellent for teachers, and scholars of future health psychology, women’s reports, nursing and sociology, in addition to practitioners within the fields of teenybopper and social paintings, drugs and counselling.

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