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Doing it all

ISBN: 9780349702186
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Dialogue (ADS)
Origin: GB
Release Date: May, 2024

Book Details

A feminist exploration of single motherhood and a passionate call to reclaim the power of mothering. Nearly a quarter of UK families with dependent children are single-parent families, and around 90% of single parents are women. Yet the single mother is still cast as victim or welfare queen, sexually irresponsible or too independent by half. Tracing a history through Victorian brothels, welfare rights activism & Black feminist traditions of other-mothering, Ruby Russell tells a different story: of motherhood defined not by marriage or men, but as a nexus of solidarity beyond the patriarchal status quo. A personal quest for empowerment, Doing It All is also a fierce critique of the structures that leave single mums marginalised and exhausted & a call to reclaim mothering as the life force of sustainable, connected and radically responsible communities.