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At the intersection of idealized youth and marginalized almost-adulthood : how girls negotiate young motherhood in London, Ontario.

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Nuova numerazione 79061
Collocazione UPS BIBL CENTR 39-C-632
Autore HAMILTON, P.
Titolo At the intersection of idealized youth and marginalized almost-adulthood : how girls negotiate young motherhood in London, Ontario. Parte componente di periodico
Descrizione fisica pp. 1182-1197.
Nota generale Estratto da: Journal of youth studies 2018, 21, 9.
Riassunto This article discusses how young mothers in London, a mid-size city in Canada, utilize a drop-in centre service while attending an alternative programme to acquire secondary school credits. The central arguments made here are informed by key concepts in the field of girlhood studies. With its attention to the interconnections between gender, age, and generation as well as other aspects of social identity, girlhood studies provides crucial insight into the lived experiences of young mothers who straddle the space between girlhood and adulthood. We interpret the experiences of the young mothers who participated in this study in light of shifting meanings and expectations of girls and girlhood in the neoliberal era. Drawing on the concept of the ideal neoliberal girl subject embodied in the 'can do' and 'at risk' girl, this paper highlights the tensions in accessing a drop-in centre, which functions as both a site of security and surveillance, for a group of young mothers receiving social services. The findings revealed how girls who are mothers struggle to live in the present to assert a legitimate maternal identity even as they are prepared for the future through neoliberal public policies and other disciplinary practices.
Tipo di documento RICERCA.
Soggetto MATERNITÀ.
DONNA.
IDENTITÀ.
SERVIZIO SOCIALE.
GRUPPI.
SCUOLA.
CANADA.
Ambito Sociologico
Autore Secondario LAWSON, E.
GAUDET, C.
CHISHOLM, J.
KAUR, J.
ABERCROMBY, S.
Titolo correlato Journal of youth studies 2018, 21, 9.
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