The University of Dublin | Trinity College -- Ollscoil Átha Cliath | Coláiste na Tríonóide
Trinity's Access to Research Archive
Home :: Log In :: Submit :: Alerts ::

TARA >
School of Social Science and Philosophy >
Sociology >
Sociology (Scholarly Publications) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/26339

Title: Teenage pregnancy, romantic love and social science - an uneasy relationship
Author: FINLAY, ANDREW ROBERT
Author's Homepage: http://people.tcd.ie/arfinlay
Keywords: medicine and psychology
teenage pregnancy
social medicine
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Blackwell
Citation: Teenage pregnancy, romantic love and social science - an uneasy relationship in James. V. and Gabe, J. (eds), Health and the Sociology of Emotion, Sociology of Health and Illness Monograph, Blackwell, 1996, pp 79- 96, Finlay A.
Abstract: This chapter re-examines health services research on teenage pregnancy in the light of recent work in the sociology of emotion. I was prompted to write it because, having recently coordinated a study of teenage pregnancy, I had become increasingly uneasy with a pivotal dichotomy around which much of this research turns; namely that between planned and unplanned pregnancy . The study had a number of elements, but the main one consisted of semi-structured interviews with 62 pregnant teenagers. My unease with the dichotomy between planned and unplanned pregnancy arose from the suspicion that these were not truly ‘emic’ categories for most respondents. Although they understood the terms, respondents would probably not have used them had the interviewer not introduced them. It is possible that the dichotomy may obscure important aspects of the experience of being young, single and pregnant, particularly the emotional aspect.
Description: PUBLISHED
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/26339
ISSN: 0631203516
Appears in Collections:Sociology (Scholarly Publications)

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
MONO12.DOCpublished (author copy) peer-reviewed97.5 kBMicrosoft WordView/Open


This item is protected by original copyright


Please note: There is a known bug in some browsers that causes an error when a user tries to view large pdf file within the browser window. If you receive the message "The file is damaged and could not be repaired", please try one of the solutions linked below based on the browser you are using.

Items in TARA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback