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The Shadow of Marriage

Singleness in England, 1914-60

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The Shadow of Marriage by Katherine Holden
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Newly available in paperback, this book examines representations and experiences of men and women who never married between 1914 and 1960, drawing upon an exceptionally wide range of sources including biographies, oral histories, novels, films, government statistics and social surveys. The book discusses the significance of age, generation and gender in work and non-familial lifestyles, and unmarried men and women's intimate, sexual, familial and professional relationships. Important questions are raised as to how these categories have been defined, and power relations between married and single people are exposed. Examining the boundaries of the nuclear family in the mid-twentieth century, the book highlights the high level of involvement in children's care and education by unmarried women as well as largely invisible relationships between children and unmarried men. As the first major study of the history of single people in England, this will be a valuable resource for researchers and students in social history, gender studies, women's studies, social policy and sociology.

Author Biography

Penny Summerfield is Professor of Women's History at Manchester University Lynn Abrams is Professor of Gender History at the University of Glasgow
Release date Australia
March 18th, 2010
Contributors
Series edited by Cordelia Beattie Series edited by Lynn Abrams Series edited by Pamela Sharpe Series edited by Penny Summerfield
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Manchester University Press
Pages
257
Dimensions
216x138x14
ISBN-13
9780719068935
Product ID
3830303

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