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Author Lahad, Kinneret, author.

Title A table for one : a critical reading of singlehood, gender and time / Kinneret Lahad.

Publication Info. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 153 pages)
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-150) and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Summary A Table for One explores the links between female singlehood and social time, juxtaposing two theoretical fields that are rarely linked: the social study of time and the study of singlehood. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book paves the way for a new theorisation of singlehood which will put it at the fore of deconstructive critical thinking and on the feminist agenda. Although the rise in the number of single-women households has sparked a new wave of singlehood scholarship, the concept remains relatively under-theorised and under-incorporated into social and feminist research, and critical studies in general. Drawing on a wide variety of cultural resources ? including web columns, blogs, expert advice columns, popular cliches, advertisements and references from television episodes ? this book sketches the meaning-making processes of singlehood and time in Israel.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The linear life-course imperative -- 3. Singlehood as an unscheduled status passage -- 4. Facing the horror: becoming an "old maid" -- 5. On commodification: from wasted time to damaged goods -- 6. Taking a break -- 7. Waiting and queuing -- 8. Time work: keeping up appearances -- 9. Discussion: another time.
Subject Single women -- Social conditions.
Time -- Social aspects.
Single women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01119472
Time -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01151066
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
Sociology: family and relationships.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Lahad, Kinneret. Table for one. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017 9781526115393 (OCoLC)964538856
ISBN 9781526116369 (electronic bk.)
1526116367 (electronic bk.)
9781526116352 (open access)
1526116359 (open access)
9781526115393 (hbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000060626760
CHVBK 504728385
CHNEW 000978454
GBVCP 1014945259

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