Women without Husbands

An Exploration of the Margins of Marriage

  • Authors
  • Joan Chandler

Part of the Women in Society book series (WOSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Joan Chandler
    Pages 1-13
  3. Joan Chandler
    Pages 14-37
  4. Joan Chandler
    Pages 38-59
  5. Joan Chandler
    Pages 60-73
  6. Joan Chandler
    Pages 74-90
  7. Joan Chandler
    Pages 91-114
  8. Joan Chandler
    Pages 115-130
  9. Joan Chandler
    Pages 131-150
  10. Joan Chandler
    Pages 151-166
  11. Joan Chandler
    Pages 167-173
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 174-188

About this book


Increasing numbers of women live outside conventional marriage. They form a diverse group which includes widows and divorcees, those who cohabit and even those whose husbands are away from home. This book explores the experiences of women who are marginal to marriage, their sources of social and economic support, their domestic routines and their familial relationships. It also examines the implications of those trends for the conceptualisation and construction of family life.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-51366-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-21506-5
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking