Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A historical analysis of the stigma of being a single woman in America
by Kamen, Jennifer, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 54; 1481790
Abstract (Summary)

This historical analysis of literature examines the stigma associated with being a single woman since the 16th century. The analysis looks at the evolution of women in American society and the societal perception of being a single woman during each century. Furthermore, this analysis explores how single women were impacted by stigma and discrimination. This exploration showed changing opinion of single women as the centuries progressed; however, there remained biased thought against unmarried women. The roles of women are also discussed to allow a background for the analysis. To conclude, limitations, implications for future research, and implications for social work practice are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lopez, Rebecca A.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American history, Social work, Womens studies
Publication Number: 1481790
ISBN: 978-1-109-66955-8
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