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Hidden realities: lived experiences with teenage pregnancy, motherhood, and HIV in Botshabelo, South Africa

Abstract:

This study is based on nineteen months of ethnographic fieldwork in Botshabelo township, South Africa. I relied on narrative inquiry and narrative analysis to explore teenagers’ stories, and make sense of the powerful experiences embodied therein. I worked with 88 young women (pregnant teenagers and young mothers who were HIV-negative or HIV-positive) to explore teenage pregnancy and young motherhood. This dissertation offers three major theoretical contributions.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
African Studies
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1283-5243

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-0418-835X
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
African Studies
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-6957-7735
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Funding agency for:
Moodley, S
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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