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Single by chance, mothers by choice : how women are choosing parenthood without marriage and creating the new American family

Rosanna. Hertz

2006

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  • Title:
    Single by chance, mothers by choice : how women are choosing parenthood without marriage and creating the new American family
  • Author: Rosanna. Hertz
  • Description: pt. I. The big decision -- 1. "Why can't I have what I want?" -- 2. Liminality and the courage to change : making the decision to become a single mother -- 3. Moving on : when baby makes two -- pt. II. After baby, now what? -- Introduction : "Where do we fit?" -- 4. The father as an idea -- 5. Romance, intimacy, and pregnancy : father involvement outside of marriage -- 6. Adoption and fitting in -- Conclusion : ordinary lives, extraordinary circumstances -- pt. III. Composing a family -- Introduction : recycling and reconstituting families -- 7. What does single mean? -- 8. Downshifting careers while financing motherhood : relying on the gift-giver, the roommate, and the careworker -- 9. A world without men, Amen? -- Conclusion : what does it mean to be a good mother? -- Conclusion : projecting single mothers into the future -- Epilogue : completing families, completing lives -- Appendix 1 : demographic appendix : featured women -- Appendix 2 : methods and sampling.
    pt. I. The big decision. "Why can't I have what I want?" -- Liminality and the courage to change : making the decision to become a single mother -- Moving on : when baby makes two -- pt. II. After baby, now what? Introduction : "Where do we fit?" -- The father as an idea -- Romance, intimacy, and pregnancy : father involvement outside of marriage -- Adoption and fitting in -- Conclusion : ordinary lives, extraordinary circumstances -- pt. III. Composing a family. Introduction : recycling and reconstituting families -- What does single mean? -- Downshifting careers while financing motherhood : relying on the gift-giver, the roommate, and the careworker -- A world without men, Amen? -- Conclusion : what does it mean to be a good mother? -- Conclusion : projecting single mothers into the future -- Epilogue : completing families, completing lives -- Appendix 1 : demographic appendix : featured women -- Appendix 2 : methods and sampling.
  • Local Note: acq2008swk
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
  • Format: xx, 273 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780195179903 (cloth);ISBN 0195179900 (cloth)
  • Subjects: Families -- United States; Single mothers -- United States; Middle class women -- United States
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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