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The Childless Revolution: What It Means to Be Childless Today

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Publisher Comments:

Thanks in part to birth control, delayed marriages, and the emergence of two-career couples, 42% of the adult female population is childless, representing the fastest-growing demographic group to emerge in decades. Alternately pitied and scorned, childless women are rarely asked directly about the reasons for their status; the elephant in the living room, childlessness is a taboo subject.Asking the hard questions, Madelyn Cain uncovers the many reasons for childlessness--from infertility to a focus on a career to even political action--and explores the ramifications, both personal and sociological. Simultaneously compassionate and journalistically curious, The Childless Revolution is informed by the stories of over 100 childless women, at long last giving voice to their experience and validating the jumble of emotions women feel about being a part of such a controversial population. For childless women and their families everywhere, this is the first--and long overdue--book to put a face on women who have made a largely misunderstood reproductive choice.

Book News Annotation:

Arguing that childless women have made a reproductive choice that is not sanctioned by society but "is being embraced with staggering momentum," Cain (English, Mission College) attempts to provide voice to middle-aged and older American women who have through choice, chance, or happenstance not had children. She recounts narratives she gathered through interviews with 100 women. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A fascinating and incisive look at a growing population: women who by choice or by chance have remained childless

About the Author

A professional actress and author of First Time Mothers, Last Chance Babies, Madelyn Cain lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738206745
Author:
Cain, Madelyn
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Childlessness
Subject:
Parenthood
Subject:
Careers - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
April 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.52x5.56x.52 in. .59 lbs.

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