The Politics of Teen Pregnancy in the Post-Welfare Era
Published by: University of Massachusetts Press
224 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.60 in, 3 b&w illus.
- Published: May 2017
"Anyone who is doing research on teen pregnancy—from any perspective—should read this book, including people who might not usually engage in thinking about theories like intimate citizenship, biopolitics, and neoliberalism. Daniel writes about these topics in a very approachable fashion."—Tasha N. Dubriwny, author of The Vulnerable Empowered Woman: Feminism, Postfeminism, and Women’s Health "Mediating Morality is lucidly written, meticulously researched, and thoughtfully constructed. It is an important contribution to scholars across disciplines working on women’s reproduction, youth cultures, media studies, and contemporary neoliberal discourses. I also hope it falls into the hands of policymakers, social activists, and nonprofit leaders because it has the potential to change current framings of teen pregnancy and sex education."—Karen Weingarten, author of Abortion in the American Imagination: Before Life and Choice, 1880–1940 "Daniel’s close rhetorical analysis of public policies, political hearing tran-scripts, and pop culture texts makes an important intervention in current discussions of teen pregnancy prevention campaigns, identifying them as lying at the intersection of social reform rhetoric and popular culture."—Journal of the History of Childhood & Youth