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What Does Single Mean?

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/9780195179903.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the nuances of how the women interviewed are defined as single. In terms of the lay definition of single—not married—both lovers and parenting partners are relevant. With the ... More


Tough Choices: Bearing an Illegitimate Child in Japan

Ekaterina Hertog

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761291
eISBN:
9780804772396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761291.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

As is the case in Western industrialized countries, Japan is seeing a rise in the number of unmarried couples, later marriages, and divorces. What sets Japan apart, however, is that the percentage of ... More


Gender inequality in poverty in affluent nations: the role of single motherhood and the state

Karen Christopher, Paula England, Sara McLanahan, Katherin Ross, and Timothy M. Smeeding

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter compares modern nations in the dimension of female poverty. The Luxembourg Income Study is used to compare the poverty rates of men and women living in eight Western industrialised ... More


Meandering Toward Marriage

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

in Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199929382
eISBN:
9780190209643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929382.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter first looks at the qualities emerging adults hope to find in a marriage partner. Nearly all are searching for a “soul mate,” meaning someone who is a perfect fit for them in terms of ... More


The Migratory Cycle of Atonement

Nicole Constable

in Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282018
eISBN:
9780520957770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282018.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

What happens when mothers and children leave Hong Kong, as most ultimately must? This concluding chapter presents stories of returnees and the challenges they face. Many such stories point to what I ... More


Colonial Democracy and Fin-de-Siècle Martinique: The Third Republic and White Creole Dissent

Jacqueline Couti

in Dangerous Creole Liaisons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383018
eISBN:
9781781384046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383018.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 4 again focuses on fin-de-siècle Martinique, but this time through the lens of the white Creole René Bonneville’s episodic Le triomphe d’Églantine. Initially published in the Martinican ... More


Breeding Patriotism: The Widows of 9/11 and the Prime-time Wombs of National Memory

Ruby C. Tapia

in American Pietàs: Visions of Race, Death, and the Maternal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653102
eISBN:
9781452946153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653102.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter traces popular representations of the women who lost spouses and co-parents to the terrorist attacks of September 11, popularly labeled “The Widows of 9/11,” in U.S. television specials, ... More


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