Motherhood, Personal Agency and Breaching Family Norms

Motherhood, Personal Agency and Breaching Family Norms Sex Roles (2009) 60:295–297 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9467-6 BOOK REVIEW Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Changing the American Family. By Rosanna Hertz, New York, Oxford University Press, 2006, 273 pp. (hardcover) ISBN-10.0-19-517990-0. Price USA $26.00 Karen March Published online: 5 August 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 I remember as an undergraduate student conducting one of Hertz identifies four pathways to single motherhood and Garfinkel’s breaching experiments for my first year uses a grounded theory approach to develop analytical sociology class. We were given a project to say ‘Hello’ constructs for each. The two most unusual pathways entail rather than ‘Goodbye’ when we withdrew from various donor assisted pregnancy with the use of either a known or conversational groups. Garfinkel (1967) believed that an unknown sperm donor. The other two pathways are people’s reaction to disruptions of conventional interactions adoption and ‘chanced’ or ‘accidental’ pregnancy. All of would reveal the unspoken rules governing standard these reproductive pathways occur within nuclear families. behavior. He was right! The insight produced from Each draws its own type of social stigma from breaking observing others’ responses to my violation of simple nuclear family norms. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Motherhood, Personal Agency and Breaching Family Norms

Sex Roles , Volume 60 (4) – Aug 5, 2008
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Springer US
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Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
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1573-2762
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10.1007/s11199-008-9467-6
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Sex Roles (2009) 60:295–297 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9467-6 BOOK REVIEW Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Changing the American Family. By Rosanna Hertz, New York, Oxford University Press, 2006, 273 pp. (hardcover) ISBN-10.0-19-517990-0. Price USA $26.00 Karen March Published online: 5 August 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 I remember as an undergraduate student conducting one of Hertz identifies four pathways to single motherhood and Garfinkel’s breaching experiments for my first year uses a grounded theory approach to develop analytical sociology class. We were given a project to say ‘Hello’ constructs for each. The two most unusual pathways entail rather than ‘Goodbye’ when we withdrew from various donor assisted pregnancy with the use of either a known or conversational groups. Garfinkel (1967) believed that an unknown sperm donor. The other two pathways are people’s reaction to disruptions of conventional interactions adoption and ‘chanced’ or ‘accidental’ pregnancy. All of would reveal the unspoken rules governing standard these reproductive pathways occur within nuclear families. behavior. He was right! The insight produced from Each draws its own type of social stigma from breaking observing others’ responses to my violation of simple nuclear family norms.

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Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 5, 2008

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