All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

作者 : Rebecca Traister

出版社 : SIMON & SCHUSTER INC.

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定價 : NT 595

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獻給所有勇敢及獨立的單身女子們,未婚女性和一個即將崛起的新王國

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獲獎記者Rebecca Traister自2009年著手研究21世紀的美國單身女性,那年是歷年來擁有最多單身女性的一年,結婚率甚至下降50%,而結婚年齡也從20至22歲升高到27歲。結婚率在2015年也到達了谷底,有三分之一的新世代甚至可能永遠都不會結婚。透過大量的數據研究及專訪超過百位在學術及社會地位傑出的單身女性後,Traister發現一個驚人的事實:影響女性單身的因素不是單一現象,包括動盪不安的社會現象也會影響女性選擇婚姻,例如早期的禁酒令、廢奴制及教育制度等。然而大量單身女性的崛起,促使閨密成為女性感情的新支柱,女性從閨密友誼中找到戀愛中缺乏的東西,然後為戀愛定下更高標準。單身女性及不婚主義的異軍突起,又將為新世紀投下什麼樣的震撼彈。 

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The New York Times bestselling investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women is “an informative and thought-provoking book for anyone—not just the single ladies—who want to gain a greater understanding of this pivotal moment in the history of the United States” (The New York Times Book Review).

In 2009, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890–1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven.

But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change—temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more. Today, only twenty percent of Americans are married by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. 

“An informative and thought-provoking book for anyone—not just single ladies” (The New York Times Book Review), All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the unmarried American woman. Covering class, race, sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, “we’re better off reading Rebecca Traister on women, politics, and America than pretty much anyone else” (The Boston Globe).
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