Good Enough Mothering?: Feminist Perspectives on Lone Motherhood

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-08-12
  • Publisher: Routledge
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An engaging collection of accounts of historial patterns of mothering and ideologies of the family. Includes cross-national comparisons of policies and experience of lone motherhood in developed and developing countries.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Bortolaia Silva is Research Fellow and runs the Gender Analysis and Policy Unit in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds.

Table of Contents

Good Enough Mothering? Editor's Introduction
The Transformation of Mothering
Deconstructing Motherhood
Mothering and Social Responsibilities in a Cross-Cultural Perspective
Diversity in Patterns of Parenting and Household Formation
Mothers, Workers or Wives? Policy approaches to supporting lone mothers in comparative perspective
Rational Economic Man or Lone Mothers in Context? The uptake of paid work
Parental Responsibility: The reassertion of private patriachy?
Social Anxieties About Lone Motherhood and Ideologies of the Family: Two sides of the same coin
Debates on Disruption: What happens to the children of lone parents?
Social Constructions of Lone Motherhood: A case of competing discourses
Unpalatable Choices and Inadequate Families: Lone mothers and the underclass debate
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