|| Motherhood, Mothering, and Single-Lone Parenting in Contemporary Perspective/ Maki Motapanyane -- Mothering in Dystopia: Lone Parenting in a Post-Apocalyptic World/ Nancy Bressler and Lara Lengel -- Do Two a Family Make? Hollywood Engages Intentional Single Motherhood/ Katherine Mack -- Every Child Needs a Father: The Shield and the Postfeminist Desire for Single Motherhood/ Dwayne Avery -- Courageous Mothering: Katniss Everdeen as Outlaw Mother in The Hunger Games Trilogy/ Danielle Russell -- Single Motherhood: Mythical Madness and Invisible "Insanity"/ Ellen Hauser -- Single Mother Adoption: A Sociologist's Journey/ Linda M. Burns -- Great Lakes to Great Walls: Reflections of a Single Mom omn Young Motherhood and Living Overseas/ Natasha Steer -- The Lone Ranger: Single Mothering, Then and Now/ B. Lee Murray -- Single Lesbian Mothers/ Lara Descartes -- Historicizing the Marginalization of Single Mothers: An Australian Perspective/ Christin Quirk -- Single-Parent Families, Mother-Led Households, and Well-Being/ Rachel Lamdin Hunter -- One-Parent Families in Spain: Exclusions and Socail Networks Rosa Ortiz-Monera, Dino DiNella, and/ Elisabet Almeda-Samaranch -- Escaping a Life of Violence? Migrant Mother-Families in Germany: Coping with Gender-Based Violence, Undermining Stereotypes, and Claiming Agency/ Lydia Potts and Ulrike Lingen-Ali -- Play, Therefore, I Am: Resisting the "Work" of Single Motherhood in Culture of Labour-Intensive Parenting/ Elizabeth Bruno -- Scripting Stories of Resistance: Young Single Parents and Theatre of the Oppressed/ Deborah L. Byrd and Richard J. Piatt -- Single Mother's Activismagainst Poverty Governance in the U.S. Child Welfare System/ Shihoko Nakagawa.
|| Includes bibliographical references.
|| "The 21st century sustains one significant commonality with the decades of the preceding century. The majority of individuals parenting on their own and heading one-parent families continue to be mothers. Even so, current trends in globalization (economic, political, cultural) along with technological advancement, shifts in political, economic and social policy, contemporary demographic shifts, changing trends in the labor sector linked to global economics, and developments in legislative and judicial output, all signify the distinctiveness of the current moment with regard to family patterns and social norms. Seeking to contribute to an existing body of literature focused on single motherhood and lone parenting in the 20th century, this collection explores and illuminates a more recent landscape of 21st century debates, policies and experiences surrounding single motherhood and one-parent headed families."-- Provided by publisher.