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Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice : How Women Are Choosing Parenthood Without Marriage and Creating the New American Family
by Rosanna Hertz


Overview - 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 them.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 them. Hertz interviewed 65 women--ranging from physicians and financial analysts to social workers, teachers, and secretaries--women who speak candidly about how they manage their lives and families as single mothers. What Hertz discovers are not ideologues but reluctant revolutionaries, women who--whether straight or gay--struggle to conform to the conventional definitions of mother, child, and family. Having tossed out the rulebook in order to become mothers, they nonetheless adhere to time-honored rules about child-rearing. As they tell their stories, they shed light on their paths to motherhood. A unique window on the future of the family, this book offers a gold mine of insight and reassurance for any woman contemplating this rewarding if unconventional step.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195341409
  • ISBN-10: 0195341406
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: August 2008
  • Page Count: 273
  • Dimensions: 8.92 x 5.82 x 0.78 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.91 pounds


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Books > Social Science > Sociology - Marriage & Family
Books > Social Science > Women's Studies - General
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