Unsung Heroines Single Mothers and the American Dream
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Publisher: University of California Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
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 More...
|Moving Beyond Stigma|
|Genuine Family Values|
|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|
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