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Current Widowhood

Current Widowhood
Myths & Realities

Volume: 3
Other Titles in:
Marriage and Family

February 1996 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This unique textbook synthesizes the information available on the topic of widowhood, presenting and then debunking a number of myths surrounding widowhood. The book begins with a definition of basic concepts, followed by a comparative and historical perspective on the situation of widows in several countries and selected communities in the United States. It then explores a range of subjects and issues including emotions, identity, roles and external relationships of widows from cross-cultural perspectives.
Studying Widowhood
Widowhood in Other Places and Times
Widowhood in America
Wife into Widow
Emotions, Sentiments, Resources, and Identities
Kin Roles in Widowhood
Friendship in Widowhood
Annette Prosterman
Community and Societal Responses to American Widows
Widowhood in Variation
Past, Present, and Future  

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ISBN: 9780803973961