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Monday, April 23, 2012
Author and cultural historian Patricia Palmieri will visit Claremont Graduate University on Tuesday, April 24 to lead a discussion on why an extraordinary number of Americans are staying single.
Palmieri's talk will be at noon in the Board of Trustees Room in Harper Hall, 150 E. Tenth Street.
Marriage is no longer the supreme and orthodox institution that formed the basis of the American family. “Going solo” has gained currency in America, and staying single has become a normal choice even when the media focus on matching “the bachelor” and “the bachelorette.” Significant numbers of Americans will be single for large portions of their adult lives. This lecture takes a broader look at how staying single has been shaped since the Gilded Age.
Palmieri is a professor in the Department of History at The City University of New York and the author of In Adamless Eden: The Community of Women Faculty at Wellesley College. Her forthcoming book, Single in America: 1870 to the Present, has won the Furthermore Foundation award.
The discussion is organized by the Applied Women's Studies and Gender Studies Certificate programs.
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