The Social Economy of Single Motherhood: Raising Children in Rural America, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Social Economy of Single Motherhood

Raising Children in Rural America, 1st Edition

By Margaret Nelson


272 pages

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Margaret Nelson investigates the lives of single, working-class mothers in this compelling and timely book. Through personal interviews, she uncovers the different challenges that mothers and their children face in small town America--a place greatly changed over the past fifty years as factory work has dried up and national chains like Walmart have moved in.

About the Author

Margaret Nelson is the Hepburn Professor of Sociology and Women and Gender Studies at Middlebury College in Vermont. She is the author of Negotiated Care and the co-author of Working Hard and Making Do and Circles of Care.

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Perspectives on Gender

Perspectives on Gender represents the very best feminist scholarship on gender in the social sciences. The books in the series advance the understanding of how inclusive of difference our perspectives need to be to capture what gender means and emphasize the important role of social change in and for gender relations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies