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    Unsung Heroines Single Mothers and the American Dream

    ISBN-10: 0520238265
    ISBN-13: 9780520238268
    Author(s): Ruth Sidel
    Description: This compelling book destroys the derogatory images of single mothers that too often prevail in the media and in politics by creating a rich, moving, multidimensional picture of who these women really are. Ruth Sidel interviewed mothers from diverse  More...
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    Publisher: University of California Press
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 265
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.034
    Language: English

    This compelling book destroys the derogatory images of single mothers that too often prevail in the media and in politics by creating a rich, moving, multidimensional picture of who these women really are. Ruth Sidel interviewed mothers from diverse races, ethnicities, religions, and social classes who became single through divorce, separation, widowhood, or who never married; none had planned to raise children on their own. Weaving together these women's voices with an accessible, cutting-edge sociological and political analysis of single motherhood today,Unsung Heroinesintroduces a resilient, resourceful, and courageous population of women committed to their families, holding fast to quintessential American values, and creating positive new lives for themselves and their children. What emerges from this penetrating study is a clear message about what all families--two-parent as well as single parent--must have to succeed: decent jobs at a living wage, comprehensive health care, and preschool and after-school care. In a final chapter, Sidel gives a broad political-economic analysis that provides historical background on the way American social policy has evolved and compares the situation in the U.S. to the social policies and ideologies of other countries.

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Moving Beyond Stigma
    Genuine Family Values
    Loss
    Resilience, Strength, and Perseverance
    "Everybody Knows My Grandma": Extended Families and Other Support Networks
    "I Have to Do Something with My Life": Derailed Dreams
    "I Really, Really Believed He Would Stick Around": Conflicting Conceptions of Commitment
    An Agenda for the Twenty-first Century: Caring for All Our Families
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index

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