A Table For One: Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender and Time (podcast and free book on singleness from author Kinneret Lahad)
The author was also offering a free (yes, free – and it’s totally legal) download or copy of her book about singleness (a book which I have not read; I may do so later).
I did listen to the interview she gave for the podcast linked to here:
(Link): A Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender and Time
^ Podcast on that Page
Why are you still single?
This question is often asked of single women, especially those who are deemed by loved ones or friends to be too old to be single.
In her newest book, A Table for One: A Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender and Time(Manchester University Press, 2017), Kinneret Lahad analyzes this undertheorized aspect of the gendered experience.
Singlehood is inextricably linked to a post-structural analysis of time: not only are single women judged on their single status based on how old they are, but Lahad argues that being single often ages women at a faster rate in the eyes of others.
This book offers a brilliant analysis of singlehood and how different aspects of popular culture depict this intersection of identity.
From movies and television shows, popular stories, and online commentary, the ways that these aspects of our culture shapes the identity of a single woman is far-reaching and pervasive.
This book is a great read for anyone interested in yet-to-be-fully-explored aspects of gender studies or anyone that has been bothered by the question “why are you still single?”
Author said in a tweet her book can be downloaded via this link:
(Link): A Table for One – A Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender and Time
(Link): Read portions of this book for free on JSTOR (A Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender, and Time)
Read the book online or download it at this site (Research Gate):
(Link): A TABLE FOR ONE A critical reading of singlehood, gender and time -Introduction
(Link): Stop Telling Women Their Most Valuable Asset Is Their Youth
(Link): College Women, Don’t Listen to Marriage Concern Trolls
(Link): Men Become ‘Invisible’ And Lose Sex Appeal At 39 – Article from Daily Caller
(Link): Creepy, wrong, immature and pathetic: older men chasing after much younger women
(Link): Yes, There Is A Man Shortage and Other Reasons Why You Are Still Single (via NYP)
(Link): Victorian Women Were Once Asked Why They Were Spinsters And Their Responses Were Incredible by L. Waters | Sick of People Asking You Why You’re Still Single?
(Link): ‘Why Are You Single’ Lists That Do Not Pathologize Singles
(Link): Tell the Baby-Obsessed To Back Off (Letter)
(Link): Single and 40: Dealing with Disappointment by L. Bishop
(Link): I’m 45, Single And Childless. No, There’s Nothing ‘Wrong’ With Me. by M Notkin
(Link): Myths About Never Married Adults Over Age 40
(Link): The Stupid Advice We Give To Single Women Over 40 (from the Current Conscience Blog)
(Link): Idiot Assumes His 44 Year Old Sister Is A Lesbian Because She’s Never Been Married
(Link): ‘Leftover’ Is A Term Used In Many Parts of Asia For Women Who Haven’t Married By Their Mid-20s
(Link): The best age to marry is when you meet the right person – editorial responding to study that says if you marry past 30 your marriage is doomed
(Link): Single Adult Christian Pressured Into Marriage by Her Church – And Regrets It
(Link): Secular Media Also Pushing Early Marriage
(Link): How Christians Have Failed on Teaching Maturity and Morality Vis A Vis Marriage / Parenthood – Used as Markers of Maturity Or Assumed to be Sanctifiers
(Link): According to Pastor ( Jimmy Evans ) It Takes One Man and Woman Married To Equal A Whole – so where does that leave Christian singles ? / Too Much Sex Talk
(Lies): Lies The Church Tells Single Women (by Sue Bohlin)
(Link): A Case Against Early Marriage by Ashley Moore (editorial)
(Link): Study: Got Married Sooner Than You Hoped? That’s Depressing
(Link): The Netherworld of Singleness for Some Singles – You Want Marriage But Don’t Want to Be Disrespected or Ignored for Being Single While You’re Single
(Link): 34 Year Old Single Woman Harassed by Relatives at Wedding Over Why She Is Not Married Yet Asks How To Get Them to STFU About Her Singleness
(Link): Please Stop Shaming Me for Being Single by J. Vadnal
(Link): Research: Being Single [or Fear of Being Single] is a Meaningful Predictor of Settling for Less in Relationships
(Link): Typical Incorrect Conservative Christian Assumption: If you want marriage bad enough, Mr. Right will magically appear
(Link): A Response by Colon to Regnerus Re: Misguided Early Marriage Propaganda
(Link): ‘I Want My 2.3 Bonus Years’ – A.K.A., ‘Where do 50-year-old men get the strange impression that they could date a 23-year-old?’ by Mona Chalabi
(Link): Husband-Hunting is the Worst Part of a Christian Upbringing – Christianity Made Me Obsessed with Finding a Husband – by B. Ramos