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Single Mother : the Emergence of the Domestic Intellectual.

Author: Jane Juffer
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Long perceived as the ultimate symbol of social breakdown and sexual irresponsibility, the single mother is now, in the context of welfare-to-work policies, often hailed as the new spokesperson for hard work and self-sufficiency. A dozen years after Dan Quayle denounced the television character Murphy Brown for making the decision to become a single mother "just another lifestyle choice," President George W. Bush  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Juffer, Jane.
Single Mother : The Emergence of the Domestic Intellectual.
New York : NYU Press, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Juffer
ISBN: 9780814743799 081474379X
OCLC Number: 779828456
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (278 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Domestic Intellectuals: Freedom and the Single Mom; PART I Keyword: Everyday Life; 1 Representing the Single Mom (and Watching TV with Alex); PART II Keyword: Spaces; 2 The Corporate University; 3 The U.S.-Mexican Border; 4 Puerto Rican Chicago; PART III Keyword: Ethics; 5 Mothers and Sons; 6 Choice; Conclusion: From Identity Politics to Human Rights; Notes; Works Cited; Index; About the Author.

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Describes the contemporary cultural valorization of the figure of the single mother that has emerged as the unlikely heroic and seductive voice of the American family. Drawing on interviews with many  Read more...

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"Juffer points to a new formation-the domestic intellectual-and in that gesture opens up the concept of the intellectual to a more complicated theoretical engagement. With it, she re-imagines Read more...

 
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