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The Resource Unsung heroines : single mothers and the American dream, Ruth Sidel

Unsung heroines : single mothers and the American dream, Ruth Sidel

Label
Unsung heroines : single mothers and the American dream
Title
Unsung heroines
Title remainder
single mothers and the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Sidel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • Annotation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sidel, Ruth
Dewey number
306.874/32/086942/0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759.915
LC item number
.S159 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Single mothers
  • Welfare recipients
  • Mères de famille monoparentale
  • Mères de famille monoparentale
  • Aide sociale
  • Single mothers
  • Single mothers
  • Welfare recipients
  • United States
  • Alleinerziehende Mutter
  • Wirtschaftliche Lage
  • Soziale Situation
  • USA
Summary expansion
  • Based on interviews with single mothers Sidel offers a corrective to the negative views of this population in the popular media
  • This compelling book, written with social insight and political acuity, shatters the derogatory, often hostile stereotypes of single mothers that have too often prevailed in the media and in politics by creating a rich, moving, multidimensional picture of who single 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 Heroines introduces a resilient, resourceful, and courageous population of women committed to their families, holding fast to quintessential American values, and creating positive new lives for themselves and their children. What emerges from this penetrating study is a clear message about what all families--two-parent as well as single parent--must have to succeed: decent jobs at a living wage, comprehensive health care, and preschool and after-school care. In a final chapter, Sidel gives a broad political-economic analysis that provides historical background on the way American social policy has evolved and compares the situation in the U.S. to the social policies and ideologies of other countries
Label
Unsung heroines : single mothers and the American dream, Ruth Sidel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moving beyond stigma -- Genuine family values -- Loss -- 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
Control code
ocm60776564
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780520247727
Lccn
2005016915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60776564
  • (OCoLC)60776564
Label
Unsung heroines : single mothers and the American dream, Ruth Sidel
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moving beyond stigma -- Genuine family values -- Loss -- 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
Control code
ocm60776564
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780520247727
Lccn
2005016915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60776564
  • (OCoLC)60776564

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