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The Culture Of Teenage Mothers
Society stigmatizes teen pregnancy, but most teenage mothers keep their babies and many regard their pregnancies as the best thing that ever happened to them. In this book, Joanna Gregson explores teen mothers' shared culture: how they perceive their situations and how they experience stigma. Drawing from four years of participant-observation research in a school-based pro ...more
Hardcover, 195 pages
Published November 20th 2009 by State University of New York Press
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Admittedly focuses very specifically on white teenage mothers. The goal of the book, as an in-depth qualitative study, was not necessarily to universalize the experience of teen motherhood and relevant policy. However, I see more need in communities less fortunate than this white, middle class, university town with a school that has excellent resources for teen moms.