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- Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 45.00
Despite some apparent likenesses, single men and single women are perceived in very different ways. Bachelors are rarely considered lonely, aberrant, or pitiable. Rather, they are seen as having elected to be footloose and fancy free. Single women, however, do not enjoy such an enviable reputation. Instead, over the past two centuries,... more...
- Agate Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99
The news is not good for black women when it comes to finding a partner. Where not long ago there were roughly two married women to every single woman, those numbers have gradually reversed over the past few decades--now, more than 60 percent of black women have either never married or are divorced. These numbers are far greater than those of any other... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2008; US$ 19.95
Have you ever found yourself thinking, ?If one more friend gets engaged I?m going to scream?? Do the words taffeta and crinoline make you break into a cold sweat? Does reading the wedding announcements section in the newspaper induce outright hyperventilation? If so, congratulations! You?ve hit the Panic Years. According to author Doree... more...
- Free Press 2008; US$ 20.99
In Comeback Season , Cathy Day, author of the highly praised novel The Circus in Winter, tells the heartwarming story of how she got back in the game of love -- thanks to her favorite football team, the Indianapolis Colts. In 2005, Day, an Indiana native, moves to Pittsburgh to start her dream job. She's thirty-seven, a college professor, an acclaimed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95
The increase in numbers of single people has been described as one of the greatest social phenomena of western society. Most women will spend periods of their lives alone, without a committed partner relationship. Yet there is still a degree of social stigma attached to this status. Single women are a crucial group for study in relation to perceived... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 17.99
A remarkable number of women today are taking the daunting step of having children outside of marriage. In Single By Chance, Mothers By Choice, Rosanna Hertz offers the first full-scale account of this fast-growing phenomenon, revealing why these middle class women took this unorthodox path and how they have managed to make single parenthood work for... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95
In popular debates about reproductive and sexual rights, formal religions, especially Islam, are seen as barriers providing institutional and ideological resistance to women's realization of reproductive and social autonomy. This book challenges this simplified view of Islam. Based on original fieldwork in Eastern Indonesia, the book explores the complex... more...
- Washington Square Press 2005; US$ 20.95
It's all about you. Your apartment. Your job. Your dates. Your sex life. Your time off. Your exercise. Your food. Your music. Your future. What are you waiting for? Who will you love? What is it, really, that you want? The life of a single woman in the twenty-first century is full of new connections, new sex, new love, and new loss. It's about... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 115.00
In the context of the ongoing destandardization of young people's lives, this book explores changing patterns of household formation amongst contemporary 20-somethings and the implications of these changes for the ways in which they relate to friends, parents and partners. The book points to the growing polarization between the experiences of graduates... more...