Kamp, Annelies; McSharry, Majella, eds. (2017):
Re/Assembling the Pregnant and Parenting Teenager: Narratives from the Field(s).Oxford: Peter Lang

In 2003, Wendy Luttrell posed an important question: what might result if we were able to turn questions of judgement about pregnant and parenting teenagers into questions of interest about their sense of self and identity-making? This book takes up the challenge, offering a re/assemblage of what is, can be and perhaps should be known about teenage pregnancy and parenting in the context of the twenty-first century. The collection presents original contributions from leading commentators in four key contexts: the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland, all sites of elevated incidence of and/or concern around what is commonly articulated as the «problem» of teenage pregnancy and parenting. In offering a multi-disciplinary reading of the narratives of young men and women, this volume engages with the ambiguity shared by all of us in confronting the life transition that is pregnancy and parenting.

Wendy Luttrell: "Foreword" ix // Annelies Kamp and Majella McSharry: "Conceiving a Re/Assemblage of Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting" 1 // Annelies Kamp: "Within and Apart: Re/Positioning the Education of Teenage Parents in Aotearoa New Zealand" 27 // Majella McSharry: "What’s Happening to My Body?: The Growing, Glowing and Grotesque Teenage Belly" 51 // Lee SmithBattle: "Teen Mothering in the United States: Fertile Ground for Shifing the Paradigm" 75 // Jennifer Beggs Weber: "‘It Changed My Life’: Rethinking the Consequences of Teenage Fatherhood" 105 // Áine Ryan, Debbie Ging, Annelies Kamp and Majella McSharry: "Irish Television and the Assemblage of Personal Narratives of Teenage Pregnancy and Abortion" 127 // Ciara Bradley: "The Construction of Teenage Parenting in the Republic of Ireland" 147 // Fiona McGaughey: "Irish Travellers and Teenage Pregnancy: A Feminist, Cultural, Relativist Analysis" 173 // Kyla Ellis-Sloan: "Personal Decisions, Responsible Mothering: Un-picking Key Decisions Made by Young Mothers" 195 // Pam Alldred and Nick J. Fox: "Teenagers, Sexualities-Education Assemblages and Sexual Citizenship: A New Materialist Analysis" 219 // Jenny Hindin Miller: "What If Becoming a Teenage Parent Saved Your Life?" 243 // Keith Tuffin, Gareth Rouch and Karen Frewin: "The ‘Missing’ Parent: Teenage Fathers Talk About the Meaning of Early Parenthood" 269 // Annelies Kamp and Majella McSharry: "Coda: The Promise of Re/Assembling the Pregnant and Parenting Teenager" 291 //