Having To (Routledge Revivals)

The World of One Parent Families

By E. Cashmore

© 1985 – Routledge

290 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1985, Having To summarises the situation of more than a million parents in the UK alone that survive as single parents. This thought-provoking book is based on interviews with more than 200 women and men of all ages and backgrounds. The accounts of what life can be like in the world of one parent families are revealing, sometimes disturbing, and above all, moving. In this book, parents talk in depth about their experiences when confronted by violence, infidelity, lesbianism, child abuse and paranoia. They portray stories that will provoke many questions about the state of the nuclear family.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Cages Part I: Influence 2. Violence 3. Infidelity 4. Abandoned Women 5. Transformations 6. Schoolgirl Mothers; Summary of Part I; Part II: Consequences 7. Positive Dimensions 8. Poverty and Isolation 9. Children 10. Men Alone; Summary of Part II; 11. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC026010
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family