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Title Single : arguments for the uncoupled / Michael Cobb.
Imprint New York : New York University Press, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (224 pages)
Series Sexual Cultures
Sexual cultures.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Single people.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents The Stories of Stigma: What We Say about Single-Parent Families -- The Realities: What We Know about Single-Parent Families -- Divorced Single Parents -- Nonmarital Single-Parent Families -- Single Parents as Positive Role Models -- Policies for Single-Parent Families -- Legal Strategies.
Summary "What single person hasn't suffered? Everyone, it seems, must be (or must want to be) in a couple. To exist outside of the couple is to assume an antisocial position that is ruthlessly discouraged because being in a couple is the way most people bind themselves to the social. Singles might just be the single most reviled sexual minorities today. Single: Arguments for the Uncoupled offers a polemic account of this supremacy of the couple form, and how that supremacy blocks our understanding of the single. Michael Cobb reads the figurative language surrounding singleness as it traverses an eclectic set of literary, cultural, philosophical, psychoanalytical, and popular culture objects from Plato, Freud, Ralph Ellison, Herman Melville, Virginia Woolf, Barack Obama, Emily Dickinson, Morrissey, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Hannah Arendt to the Bible, Sex and the City, Bridget Jones' Diary, Beyonce;'s "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)," and HBO's Big Love. Within these flights of fancy, poetry, fiction, strange moments in film and video, paintings made in the desert, bits of song, and memoirs of hiking in national parks, Cobb offers an inspired, eloquent rumination on the single, which is guaranteed to spark conversation and consideration."-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Cobb, Michael L. Single. New York : NYU Press, 2012 9780814772546