The Resource All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation, Rebecca Traister

All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation, Rebecca Traister

Label
All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation
Title
All the single ladies
Title remainder
unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Traister
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2010, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started a book that she thought would be about the twenty-first-century phenomenon of the American single woman. Over the course of her research, Traister made a startling discovery: historically, when women have had options beyond early heterosexual marriage, their resulting independence has provoked massive social change. Unmarried women were crucial to the abolition, suffrage, temperance, and labor movements; they created settlement houses and secondary education for women. Today, only 20% of Americans are wed by age 29, compared to nearly 60% in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a "dramatic reversal." Traister sets out to examine how this generation of independent women is changing the world. This is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman. Covering class, race, and sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, this book is destined to be a classic work of social history and journalism.--Adapted from dust jacket
Summary
A National Magazine Award-finalist and outspoken feminist reveals that the concept of a powerful single woman, often perceived as a modern phenomenon, is not a new idea and explores the options, besides traditional marriage, that were historically available to women
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10473072
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Traister, Rebecca
Dewey number
306.81/530973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ880.4.U6
LC item number
T73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single women
  • Women
  • Feminism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation
Label
All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation, Rebecca Traister
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-316)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Watch out for that woman : the political and social power of an unmarried nation -- Single women have often made history : unmarried in America -- The sex of the cities : urban life and female independence -- Dangerous as lucifer matches : the friendships of women -- My solitude, my self : single women on their own -- For richer : work, money, and independence -- For poorer : single women and sexism, racism, and poverty -- Sex and the single girls : virginity to promiscuity and beyond -- Horse and carriage : marrying--and not marrying--in the time of singlehood -- Then comes what? and when? : independence and parenthood
Control code
ocn933728312
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 339 pages
Isbn
9781476716565
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015045131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933728312
Label
All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation, Rebecca Traister
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-316)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Watch out for that woman : the political and social power of an unmarried nation -- Single women have often made history : unmarried in America -- The sex of the cities : urban life and female independence -- Dangerous as lucifer matches : the friendships of women -- My solitude, my self : single women on their own -- For richer : work, money, and independence -- For poorer : single women and sexism, racism, and poverty -- Sex and the single girls : virginity to promiscuity and beyond -- Horse and carriage : marrying--and not marrying--in the time of singlehood -- Then comes what? and when? : independence and parenthood
Control code
ocn933728312
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 339 pages
Isbn
9781476716565
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015045131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933728312

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