Good Enough Mothering?: Feminist Perspectives on Lone Motherhood (Paperback)Elizabeth Bortolaia Silva (editor)
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Good Enough Mothering? provides accounts of historical patterns of mothering and ideologies of the family with cross-national comparisons of policies and experience of lone motherhood in developed and developing countries. Countries include: Britain, US, Norway, South Africa, Kenya, Thailand, India, Brazil and the Caribbean. This engaging edited collection will appeal to students of social policy, women's studies and social work.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
'Thoughtful, insightful and theoretically sophisticated perspectives on a subject which is often the target of blanket pathologising attack ... reader-friendly and engaging...accessibly written.' - Capital and Class
'A sobering piece of political sociology that focuses on Britain but could productively be read by social analysts in every region of the world.' - Population and Development Review
'A wide-ranging and stimulating discussion...well written and offers critical analyses of key issues including the Child Support Act, the outcomes of lone motherhood for children and the underclass debate.' - Health Visitor
'Exemplifies the diversity of feminist thought around lone mothering.' - Feminism & Psychology
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