Abortion. A Collective Story by Cara MariAnna

By Cara MariAnna

Stories approximately abortion supply a wealthy flooring for the connection among narrative, event, and that means simply because in lots of methods abortion has grow to be a defining factor for American culture―one that touches at the price we characteristic to human existence, liberty, and freedom. utilizing own tales and interviews, MariAnna seeks to teach the contours of an essential and various collective story―a narrative that emphasizes the discursive dynamics at paintings in any account of the importance of abortion.

MariAnna seeks to teach the contours of an important and numerous collective story―a narrative that emphasizes the discursive dynamics at paintings in any account of the importance of abortion.

By looking for a variety of narrative and experiential extremes, she offers different and exact money owed that shape a collective tale. The debts she offers are approximately real event, yet as the that means of that have is created and conveyed in narrative shape, there's no neat contrast among a narrative and the development to which it refers. which means is embedded in better cultural narrative: the person tales instructed approximately abortion and the intersection among them. those tales illustrate how adventure itself is mediated by means of, to some degree even a functionality of, narrative modes and currents. They illustrate the best way autobiographical background is so enmeshed in cultural narrative kinds that the non-public debts we supply of our personal lives functionality as usually unacknowledged social statement. tales approximately abortion supply a wealthy floor for taking a look at the connection among narrative, event, and which means simply because in lots of methods abortion has emerge as a defining factor for American culture―one that touches at the worth we characteristic to human lifestyles, liberty, and freedom. This booklet might be of specific curiosity to students, scholars, and researchers concerned with Women's reviews and Women's health and wellbeing concerns and to basic readers excited about modern American social problems.

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In addition, general patterns in the experiences, attitudes, and beliefs across informants became more visible in the summary sheets. I also created an analytical tool for organizing and synthesizing repeated words and phrases and reoccurring concepts and issues, both within the individual account (see Appendix E) and across informant responses (see Appendix F) (Miles and Huberman 1994, 58). This strategy enabled me to see how similar concepts are articulated in different ways, and it helped me identify patterns and differences across the stories women told to me.

Susan was nineteen at the time and, in her own words, "deeply in love" with the second young man she became involved with. However, she did not know which boyfriend might have been the father of her child, and this uncertainty was a factor in her decision to abort the pregnancy. Because Susan was still financially dependent upon her parents, she returned to live with The Interviews: Thirteen Stories 33 them when her time in South America came to an end. She learned she was pregnant shortly after her return to the United States.

But he was quiet, and I think he was wearing, you know, how surgeons wear those masks. He was wearing one of those, and I couldn't see his face at all. That day is really blurry. But I remember that I wasn't scared any more, and she made me feel really comfortable. ' I don't remember if it was after the procedure or during. I think I was asking for the doctor to tell me, but he didn't answer me. S. citizen] Number of abortions: 1 Age at the time of abortion(s): 36 Year at the time of abortion(s): 1972 Trimester of abortion(s): 1st Class identification, now and at the time of the abortion: I: upper-middle class; A: upper-middle class Religious affiliation, now and at time of abortion: none Level of formal education, now and at the time of abortion: I: Doctor of Oriental Medicine; A: Master's degree [near completion] Training in the trades, now and at the time of abortion: none Occupation, now and at the time of the abortion: I: Doctor of Oriental Medicine; A: housewife/student Relationship status, now and at the time of abortion: I: partnered; A: married Sexual orientation, now and at time of abortion: I: homosexual; A: heterosexual Number of children, if any, now and at the time of the abortion: I: 3 A: 3 "Jane" is a successful medical professional and volunteers a lot of time in community service.

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