The Single Woman And The Fairytale Prince

ISBN: 9780745640501 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2008 Autor: Jean-Claude Kaufmann Brand: Blackwell Publishers Editură: Blackwell Publishers Distribuitor: Gardners Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 200 Stoc: La comandă

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The number of one–person households is rising steeply all over the world and a growing proportion of these ′new singles′ are women. It is estimated that one woman in three lives on her own. This development reflects general social trends, ranging from rising divorce rates to the growing professionalization of women and their dissatisfaction with a traditional model that offers them a future organized solely around ′husband–baby–home′. At the same time, the attractions of that model still linger and the fairytale prince is by no means a figure from a story or a remote past. Even in an age in which the internet promises that love is ′just a click away′, many women still wait for their prince to come.Jean–Claude Kaufmann′s sympathetic study of the lives, aspirations and sometimes despair of the ′new single women′ is based mainly on an analysis of a sample of the hundreds of letters sent to Marie–Claire magazine after it published a first–hand account of the single life. Funny, touching and at times profoundly sad, the letters paint a collective portrait of the single woman and her life that is both intimate and socially significant. Kaufmann concludes by situating their stories in a broad comparative context and considering the possible impact of novel phenomena such as the recent vogue for ′mail–order brides′.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Jean-Claude Kaufmann
Data Publicarii
2008
Editura
Blackwell Publishers
Inaltime
23
Latime
15
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
200
Isbn 10
0745640508
Isbn 13
9780745640501
Bic
JCF
Titlu Original
The Single Woman And The Fairytale Prince
Brand
Blackwell Publishers
Distribuitor
Gardners
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