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Conclusion: Projecting single mothers into the future

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0026
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Middle-class single mothers are here to stay, this chapter states. However, the future is less about women who chanced pregnancy or chose adoption and more about donor-assisted families. These women ... More


Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Sylvia J Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book explores the mental and literary awakening that many working-class women in the United States experienced when they left home to work in factories early in the 19th century. It examines the ... More


“Why Can’T I Have What I Want?”

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The women interviewed in this book, particularly the middle-class women, often state that they looked toward marriage and found themselves depressed by the dwindling odds of finding love that would ... More


‘A Car or a Wife?’ The Northern European Marriage System and the Sexual Revolution

Hera Cook

in The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199252183
eISBN:
9780191719240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.003.0016
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter re-analyses existing statistical sources to explain the underlying transformation and disruption of existing ways of living that occurred as a result of the astonishing reduction in risk ... More


The Periodical as a Genre An Introduction

Shobna Nijhawan

in Women and Girls in the Hindi Public Sphere: Periodical Literature in Colonial North India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074076
eISBN:
9780199080922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074076.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter is divided into five sections. While the first section provides the participatory framework of Hindi women’s and girls’ periodicals, the second section discusses middle-class women in ... More


Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940

Vanessa H. May

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834770
eISBN:
9781469603094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877906_may
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Through an analysis of women's reform, domestic worker activism, and cultural values attached to public and private space, this book explains how and why domestic workers, the largest category of ... More


Encouraging the Good, Weeding Out the Bad, and Teaching the Ignorant: Women's Organizations and Domestic Workers in New York City, 1870–1915

Vanessa H. May

in Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834770
eISBN:
9781469603094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877906_may.7
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter shows how high the stakes were for middle-class women in the public debate over domestic service. Unless and until female employers confronted the labor problem festering in their ... More


Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Rosanna Hertz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

A remarkable number of women today are taking the daunting step of having children outside of marriage. This book offers a full-scale account of this fast-growing phenomenon, revealing why these ... More


Liminality And The Courage To Change: Making the Decision to Become a Single Mother

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

A generation or two earlier, Gina Schecter might reasonably have assumed that the men she was dating were both potential partners and potential fathers. However, when her latest relationship ended, ... More


The Feminine Public Sphere: Middle-Class Women in Civic Life in Scotland, C.1870–1914

Megan Smitley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079665
eISBN:
9781781703069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Middle-class women made use the informal power structures of Victorian and Edwardian associationalism in order to participate actively as citizens. This investigation of women's role in civic life ... More


Introduction

Vanessa H. May

in Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834770
eISBN:
9781469603094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877906_may.4
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book focuses on what's rotten in the kitchens of America's middle class. Whenever Vassar College historian Lucy Maynard Salmon was in the company of women, talk always turned to the problem of ... More


Educating Women: Schooling and Identity in England and France, 1800-1867

Christina de Bellaigue

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199289981
eISBN:
9780191710995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289981.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

An increasing number of middle-class families started to take the education of their daughters seriously during the first part of the 19th century, and boarding-schools were multiplying on both sides ... More


Sidewalks and Streetcars

Jessica Ellen Sewell

in Women and the Everyday City: Public Space in San Francisco, 1890-1915

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669738
eISBN:
9781452947150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669738.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter examines women’s behavior on the streets from the nineteenth century to the twentieth century. During the late nineteenth century and in the early twentieth century, we see a significant ... More


The Chic Interior: Marketplace Modernism in the Bourgeois Home

Lisa Tiersten

in Marianne in the Market: Envisioning Consumer Society in Fin-de-Siecle France

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225299
eISBN:
9780520925656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225299.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on marketplace modernism in the bourgeois home in Paris, France, during the late nineteenth century. It discusses the feminization of interior decorating and explains that the ... More


Black Women, Romance and the Indiewood Rom Coms of Sanaa Hamri

Shelley Cobb

in Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474403924
eISBN:
9781474426756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403924.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores Sanaa Hamri's innovations on the mainstream genre of the postfeminist romantic comedy in her Indiewood productions Something New (2006) and Just Wright (2010). Compatible with ... More


The Ideology of Separate Gender Spheres

Frank M. Turner

Richard A. Lofthouse (ed.)

in European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207293
eISBN:
9780300212914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207293.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers the intellectual forces that came to place women in the situation of remaining in the home looking out on the world of male activity. It discusses the ideology or set of ideas ... More


Families: It Is (Not Always) Difficult Once You Have a Family Work, Life, and Balance

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

in Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India's Professional Elite

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691182537
eISBN:
9780691199993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182537.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter traces the role of families and life course in determining the unlikely gender outcomes found in large law firms. The advantage of the legal profession is that the career trajectory ... More


Oprah, Book Clubs, and the Promise and Limitations of Empathy

Kimberly Chabot Davis

in Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter draws distinctions among the reading strategies of white readers in order to shed light on the failures and the political promise of cross-racial empathy. It focuses largely on ... More


Feminine Habitus: Rhetoric and Rituals of Conversion and Commitment among Contemporary South Korean Evangelical Women

Kelly H. Chong

in The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814772591
eISBN:
9780814723517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772591.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter explores middle-class women's experiences and encounters with evangelicalism and patriarchy in South Korea, which is renowned for the phenomenal success of its evangelical churches. It ... More


A Different Kind of Welfare State: California’s Child Care Coalition in the Age of Protest, 1966–71

Natalie M. Fousekis

in Demanding Child Care: Women's Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036255
eISBN:
9780252093241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036255.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter looks at the new voices that began speaking for child care, both in California and across the nation: black mothers in the welfare rights movement and white middle-class women in the ... More


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