By Catriona I. Macleod
Winner of the Rhodes college Vice-Chancellor's publication Award 2012!
Winner of the 2011 exotic book Award of the organization for girls in Psychology!
Why, regardless of facts on the contrary, does the narrative of the adverse results of juvenile being pregnant, abortion and childbearing persist? This ebook argues that the negativity surrounding early copy is underpinned through a selected knowing of youth. It lines the discovery of "adolescence" and the imaginary wall that the concept constructs among teenagers and adults. Macleod examines the entrenched prestige of "adolescence" inside 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, resembling the discovery of adlescent being pregnant and abortion as a social challenge; problems with race, tradition and culture when it comes to teenage being pregnant; and future health merchant practices, in particular on the subject of handling probability. within the ultimate bankruptcy, a controversy is made for a shift from the signifier "teenage being pregnant" to "unwanted pregnancy".
Using facts accrued from experiences around the world, this publication highlights crucial matters within the international debate relating teenage being pregnant. it really is excellent for teachers, and scholars of future health psychology, women’s reviews, nursing and sociology, in addition to practitioners within the fields of teenage and social paintings, drugs and counselling.
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'Adolescence', Pregnancy and Abortion: Constructing a Threat of Degeneration (Women and Psychology) by Catriona I. Macleod