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Widows and widowers. Widowhood

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  • Rice Plusby Susan Hagood Lee

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 70.00

    This book explores the economic coping practices of rural widows in the aftermath of the Cambodian civil war. War produces a preponderance of widows, often young widows with small children in their care. Rural widows must feed their families and educate their children despite rural poverty and the lack of opportunities for women. The economics of widowhood... more...

  • Resilient Widowersby Alinde Moore; Dorothy Stratton

    Springer Publishing Company 2001; US$ 100.00

    "This is a most impressive work on a much needed and neglected area of older men who lost their spouses. Moore and Stratton listened to what these men had to say and presented us with such a rich mosaic of feelings, experiences, and hypotheses for future research.". - Leonard Poon, PhD, Dr Phil hc. Professor of Psychology. Chair, Faculty... more...

  • Widow to Widowby Phyllis R. Silverman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 42.95

    Widow to Widow shares the experiences of widows who have found comfort and continuity in mutual-help and community support programs. In the second edition of her pioneering text, Phyllis Silverman brings the success of the original widow-to-widow program into the 21st century, preparing a new generation of community leaders, clergy, counselors, hospice... more...

  • From Wives to Widows in Early Modern Parisby Janine M. Lanza

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95

    Looking especially at widows of master craftsmen in early modern Paris, this study provides analysis of the social and cultural structures that shaped widows' lives as well as the experiences these women had in their day-to-day experience. It dramatically alters our understanding of gender; it also engages the historiographical issue of women's... more...

  • Worries of the Heartby Kenda Mutongi

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    Growing up in the Maragoli community in Kenya, Kenda Mutongi encountered a perplexing contradiction. While the young teachers at her village school railed against colonialism, many of her elders, including her widowed mother, praised their former British masters. In this moving book, Mutongi explores how both the challenges and contradictions of... more...

  • Between Poverty and the Pyreby Jan Bremmer; Lourens Van Den Bosch

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Between Poverty and the Pyre examines the history of the experience of widowhood across different cultures. It brings together a collection of essays by historians, anthropologists and philologists. The book shows how difficult it is to define the 'typical' widow, as the experiences of these women have differed so widely, not simply because of their... more...

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