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Single mother : the emergence of the domestic intellectual

Jane Juffer 1962- author.


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  • Title:
    Single mother : the emergence of the domestic intellectual
  • Author: Jane Juffer 1962- author.
  • Description: Representing the single mom (and watching TV with Alex) -- The corporate university -- The U.S.-Mexican border -- Puerto Rican Chicago -- Mothers and sons -- Choice -- Conclusion -- From identity politics to human rights.
    Long perceived as the ultimate symbol of social breakdown and sexual irresponsibility, the single mother is now, in the context of welfare-to-work policies, often hailed as the new spokesperson for hard work and self-sufficiency. A dozen years after Dan Quayle denounced the television character Murphy Brown for making the decision to become a single mother "just another lifestyle choice," President George W. Bush applauded single mothers for "heroic work," and positive on-screen representations of single mothers abound, from The Gilmore Girls to Sex and the City to American Idol . Single Mothe
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (278 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8147-4346-3;ISBN 0-8147-4379-X
  • Subjects: Single mothers -- United States; Single mothers -- United States -- Public opinion; Single mothers -- Government policy -- United States; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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