Once a mother

Once a mother

Relinquishment and adoption from the perspective of unmarried mothers in South India

Samenvatting

This research is an anthropological investigation into the decision-making processes of unmarried mothers in Tamil Nadu with regard to the relinquishment or acceptance of their children. This anthropological investigation focuses on these decision-making processes from the mothers' perspectives and elaborates on their experiences, feelings, interests and priorities. Priority has been given to their life stories to bring in the voices of a category of women stifled in a culture that denies their existence. This dissertation is an exploration of the decisive factors as communicated by these mothers. What are the decisive factors that tip the scale towards relinquishing children or raising them against the grain? Relevant notions associated with these decisive factors are contextualized, articulated and mirrored against dominant cultural meanings and discourses.

Publicatiegegevens

Auteur(s):
Bos, P.
Organisatie(s):
WODC (subsidie), KU Nijmegen, Faculteit sociale wetenschappen
Plaats uitgave:
s.l.
Uitgever:
Ipskamp
Jaar van uitgave:
2007
ISBN:
9789090224534
Type rapport:
Dissertatie

Bestelinformatie

Adres:
Niet meer te bestellen. (out of print)

Onderzoekgegevens

Werktitel:
Unmarried mothers South India
Onderzoeker(s):
Bos, P.
Projectnummer:
99.178
Operationele status:
Afgerond