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Title: Acts of resistance : the transformation of young single mothers in Hong Kong
Authors: Lit, SW 
Keywords: Dialectics
Dominant cultural scripts of motherhood
Young single mothers
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: International social work, 2017, v. 60, no. 4, p. 869-882 How to cite?
Journal: International social work 
Abstract: Young single mothers are positioned as bad mothers in the dominant cultural and societal idealized narratives of motherhood in Hong Kong. This article draws from qualitative interview data of 20 young single mothers in Hong Kong who decided to keep their babies for lone motherhood, explicating the transformations they experienced in such decisions, and how their being positioned (or how they positioned themselves) as bad' mothers became their acts of resistance to the prevailing dominant images of motherhood. The findings also shed light on the important role in helping professionals collaboratively construct the mother' identity in order to prevent further subjugation.
ISSN: 0020-8728
EISSN: 1461-7234
DOI: 10.1177/0020872815580039
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