Unsung Heroines by Ruth Sidel
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Unsung Heroines
By Ruth Sidel

Unsung Heroines

Single Mothers and the American Dream

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Unsung Heroines by Ruth Sidel

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This compelling book destroys the derogatory images of single mothers that too often prevail in the media and in politics by creating a rich, moving, multidimensional picture of who these women really are. Ruth Sidel interviewed mothers from diverse races, ethnicities, religions, and social classes who became single through divorce, separation, widowhood, or who never married; none had planned to raise children on their own. Weaving together these women's voices with an accessible, cutting-edge sociological and political analysis of single motherhood today, "Unsung Heroines" introduces a resilient, resourceful, and courageous population of women committed to their families, holding fast to quintessential American values, and creating positive new lives for themselves and their children. What emerges from this penetrating study is a clear message about what all families - two-parent as well as single parent - must have to succeed: decent jobs at a living wage, comprehensive health care, and preschool and after-school care. In a final chapter, Sidel gives a broad political-economic analysis that provides historical background on the way American social policy has evolved and compares the situation in the U.S. to the social policies and ideologies of other countries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520247727
ISBN-10: 0520247728
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ruth Sidel

Ruth Sidel, Professor of Sociology at Hunter College, is author of many books including Keeping Women and Children Last: America's War on the Poor (revised edition, 1998) and Battling Bias: The Struggle for Identity and Community on College Campuses (paperback edition, 1995).

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