Young women negotiating maternal subjectivities: the significance of social class

Allen, Kim and Osgood, Jayne ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9424-8602 (2009) Young women negotiating maternal subjectivities: the significance of social class. Studies in the Maternal, 1 (2). pp. 1-17. ISSN 1759-0434

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Abstract

In this review article, we explore discursive configurations of motherhood and the ways in which class informs how young women engage with these in the construction of their biographies. Our theoretical starting point is principally sociological; we contend that the meanings and identities associated with 'the maternal' have been transformed by the impact of neo-liberalism, and that these produce dilemmas for young women as they constitute themselves as learners and future workers. This article reviews contemporary literature which engages with the ways in which the maternal is a key feature in the (re)making of classed and gendered identities.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 17871
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Depositing User: Kristina Repova
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 09:20
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2019 23:28
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/17871

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