The Resource Women without children : identity, choice, responsibility, by Candace A. Korasick, (electronic resource)

Women without children : identity, choice, responsibility, by Candace A. Korasick, (electronic resource)

Label
Women without children : identity, choice, responsibility
Title
Women without children
Title remainder
identity, choice, responsibility
Statement of responsibility
by Candace A. Korasick
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Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Research about childless women tends to reinforce two widely-held assumptions. The first is that being childless is a central component informing non-mothers' identities. The second is that choice is the best concept for understanding how women experience having no children. Guided by the principles of social constructionism and utilizing the Twenty-Statements Test and semi-structured interviews, this research calls both of those assumptions into question. This research also proposes recruitment of naive subjects in identity research to reduce the likelihood of certain identities arising simply because they are the focus of said research. It also advocates expanding appeals higher loyalties as it is presented in accounts literature to include more than significant others. I found that women who are not mothers rarely think of themselves as childless unless prompted to do so. Rather than having situation-free childless identities, these identities are bound by context. Furthermore, some of my respondents had no childless identity to speak of because they were either never called upon to account for their childlessness or they ignored such attempts. Choice was utilized by nearly all of the women in my sample. Respondents who would clearly have been defined as involuntarily childless by other researchers presented themselves as women with reproductive choices who exercised control over their capacities to become mothers as well as control over how others perceive them
Cataloging source
MUU
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1969-
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Korasick, Candace A.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2010.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Bank, Barbara J.
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  • Childlessness
  • Social constructionism
  • Women
  • Social choice
  • Choice (Psychology)
Target audience
specialized
Label
Women without children : identity, choice, responsibility, by Candace A. Korasick, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 26, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Barbara J. Bank
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
654839452
Extent
1 online resource (v, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654839452
Label
Women without children : identity, choice, responsibility, by Candace A. Korasick, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 26, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Barbara J. Bank
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
654839452
Extent
1 online resource (v, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654839452

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