The Social Economy of Single Motherhood
Raising Children in Rural America
Routledge – 2005 – 272 pages
Series: Perspectives on Gender
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.
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.