Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2010

272 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719068935

Bookseller Code (06)


The shadow of marriage

Singleness in England, 1914-60

Katherine Holden

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • The first major study of the history of singleness in England to include both women and men and stakes out new territory within an exciting, emerging field of study The accessible style of writing, lack of jargon and the inclusion of fascinating case studies will attract both an academic and broader readership Includes innovative material on adult/child relationships, showing how unmarried women were excluded from the nuclear family, yet still had levels of interest and involvement in children's care and education
  • She also discusses largely unrecognized relationships between children and unmarried men Draws upon an unusually wide range of sources including biographies, oral histories, novels, films, government statistics and social surveys

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