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The Social Economy of Single Motherhood

Raising Children in Rural America

By Margaret Nelson

Routledge – 2005 – 272 pages

Series: Perspectives on Gender

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Description

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.

Author Bio

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.

Name: The Social Economy of Single Motherhood: Raising Children in Rural America (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Margaret Nelson. 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...
Categories: Gender Studies, Sociology & Social Policy