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

By Catriona I. Macleod

Winner of the Rhodes collage Vice-Chancellor's ebook Award 2012!

Winner of the 2011 distinct e-book Award of the organization for ladies in Psychology!

Why, regardless of proof on the contrary, does the narrative of the damaging results of minor being pregnant, abortion and childbearing persist? This booklet argues that the negativity surrounding early copy is underpinned via a selected figuring out of formative years. It strains the discovery of "adolescence" and the imaginary wall that the idea constructs among kids and adults. Macleod examines the entrenched prestige of "adolescence" inside of a colonialist discourse that equates improvement of the person with the advance of civilisation, and the ensuing chance of degeneration that "adolescence" implies.

Many very important concerns are explored, equivalent to the discovery of teen being pregnant and abortion as a social challenge; problems with race, tradition and culture on the subject of teenage being pregnant; and well-being merchant practices, particularly on the subject of coping with possibility. within the ultimate bankruptcy, a controversy is made for a shift from the signifier "teenage being pregnant" to "unwanted pregnancy".

Using info accumulated from reports around the world, this publication highlights principal matters within the international debate referring to teenage being pregnant. it truly is excellent for teachers, and scholars of well-being psychology, women’s reports, nursing and sociology, in addition to practitioners within the fields of sweet sixteen and social paintings, drugs and counselling.

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