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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vi-viii
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-25
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  1. 2. The linear life-course imperative
  2. pp. 26-39
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  1. 3. Singlehood as an unscheduled status passage
  2. pp. 40-51
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  1. 4. Facing the horror: becoming an “old maid”
  2. pp. 52-65
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  1. 5. On commodification: from wasted time to damaged goods
  2. pp. 66-80
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  1. 6. Taking a break
  2. pp. 81-93
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  1. 7. Waiting and queuing
  2. pp. 94-106
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  1. 8. Time work: keeping up appearances
  2. pp. 107-121
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  1. 9. Discussion: another time
  2. pp. 122-133
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 134-150
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 151-153
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781526116352
Related ISBN
9781526115393
MARC Record
OCLC
1103701151
Pages
162
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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