A table for one : a critical reading of singlehood, gender and time / Kinneret Lahad.Material type: BookPublisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (viii, 153 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1526116359; 1526116367; 9781526116352; 9781526116369.Subject(s): Single women -- Social conditions | Time -- Social aspects | Single women -- Social conditions | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies | Society and social sciences Society and social sciences | Sociology and anthropology | Sociology | Sociology: family and relationships | Time -- Social aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Table for one.DDC classification: 306.8153 Online resources: Digital version
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-150) and index.
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.
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.
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