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Peter J. Stein: Single Leben in den USA der 70er Jahre

  • Kurzbiographie

    • Professur für Soziologie an der William Paterson University
    • 1976 Buch "Single"
    • 1981 Herausgeber des Buchs "Single Life"

Peter J. Stein in seiner eigenen Schreibe


STEIN, Peter J. (1975): Singlehood: An Alternative to Marriage,
in: Family Coordinator, 24, 4, S. 489-503

STEIN, Peter J. (1978): The Lifestyles and Life Chances of the Never-Marrieds,
in: Marriage and Family Review, 1, 4, S. 2-11

ETZKOWITZ, Henry & Peter STEIN (1978): The Life Spiral.
Human Needs and Adult Roles,
in: Alternative Lifestyles, Vol.1 No.4, November, S.434-446

  • ETZKOWITZ & STEIN stellen ihr Modell der Lebensspirale als Alternative zum Lebenszyklus-Modell von Erik H. ERIKSON vor:

    "While the life cycle encompasses only one pattern of adulthood, the life spiral encompasses several patterns of adulthood. The cycle implies that issues are resolved at specivic stages of the life course. The spiral implies the possibility of changing roles and arriving at new resolutions regarding issues once presumed to have been settled. A cycle requires an invariant temporal pattern, a sequence of stages that occur in a specified progression. A spiral allows varying temporal patterns that occur without a necessarily fixed order of events. The life spiral is a non-age-graded sequence of adult roles, whereas the life cycle assumes that age determines the sequence of adult stages. Whereas the cycle forces us to view individuals who do not follow the dominant pattern as deviants, the spiral allows us to view alternate patterns of adulthood from a comparative perspective."

    Die Gesellschaft der Langlebigen: Vom Familienzyklus über den Lebenszyklus zur Lebensspirale - Die Wissenschaft reagiert auf die Langlebigkeit

STEIN, Peter J. (1983): Singlehood,
in: Macklin, E. D. /Rubin, R. H. (Hg) Contemporary Families and Alternative Lifestyles, Beverly Hills (California) u.a.: Sage, S. 27-47

STEIN, Peter J. (1988): Understanding single Adulthood,
in: Wells, G. J. (Hg) Current issues in marriage and the family, New York: Macmillan, S. 19-30


Single Life (1981)
Unmarried Adults in Social Context
(Herausgeber: Peter J. Stein)
New York: St. Martin's Press




General Introduction

1 The Never-Marrieds

1 Understanding Single Adulthood Peter J. Stein
2 Where Are the Men for the Women at the Top Christine Doudna with Fern McBride
3 Late-Marrying Bachelors Jon Darling
4 Black Singles in America Robert Stables

2 The Separated, Divorced, and Widowed

5 Marital Instability in America: Past, Present, and Future Arthur J. Norton and Paul C. Glick
6 The Emotional Impact of Marital Separation Robert S. Weiss
7 Widowhood: A Roleless Role Starr Roxanne Hiltz

3 Friendship, Courting, and Sexuality

8 Friendship and Gender Roles over the Life Course Beth B. Hess
9 Singles Bars as Examples of Urban Courting Patterns Natalie Allon and Diane Fishel
10 Sexuality in the Middle Years Martha Cleveland
11 Forbidden Colors of Love: Patterns of Gay Love John Alan Lee
12 What It Means to Love Another Woman J. Lee Lehman

4 Emotional and Physical Health

13 The Study of Loneliness Robert S. Weiss
14 Marital Status, Life-Strains, and Depression Leonard I. Pearlin and Joyce S. Johnson
15 Marital Status, Health, and the Use of Health Services: An Old Relationship Revisited Anne R. Somers

5 Living Arrangements

16 Cohabitation in the United States Paul C. Glick and Graham B. Spanier
17 Cohabiting College Students Eleanor D. Macklin
18 Living Singly Margaret Adams

6  Work

19 Early Work Patterns of Single and Married Women Natalie J. Sokoloff
20 Is Marriage a Priority? Class Differences in Marital Options of Educated Black Women Elizabeth Higginbotham
21 Employment Discrimination Against Gay Men Martin P. Levine

7 Parenting

22 Single Parents: Personal Struggles and Social Issues Judith Bograd Gordon
23 Divorced Mothers: The Costs and Benefits of Female Family Control Janet A. Kohen, Carol A. Brown, and Roslyn Feldberg
24 Childcare Responisbilities of Part-Time and Single Fathers Kristine M. Rosenthal and Harry F. Keshet

8 Aging

25 Singles and Aging: Implications for Needed Research Rita Braito and Donna Anderson
26 Elderly Homosexual Women and Men Fred A. Minigerode and Marcy R. Adelman
27 The Never-Married in Later Life Russell A. Ward


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Single (1976)
Englewood Cliffs (New Jersey): Prentice-Hall


Kritik des Single-Begriffs und eine Arbeitsdefinition

"The term »singles« presents several problems. Besides the fact that it's a meaningless label, except in reference to another group (the marrieds), it's a label that is attached to some very different types of people. Are singles everyoney who's unmarried? Or should »single« include only those who have never married? Should the term »single« include those persons living together but not married? What are the differences between the divorced, the separated, and the widowed; between those who choose to be single and those who don't; between those who are of college age and those who are older?
Yet all these people, with their different experiences, needs, and life styles are lumped into the one vast, homogeneous group that ist collectively called »single.« Because of the way it is currently being used, »single« is an inaccurate and misleading term. So, for the purposes of this book, our working definition of »single« will be: those men and women who are not currently married or involved in an exclusive heterosexual or homosexual relationship. We exclude cohabiting singles from the term because the interpersonal experiences of cohabiting couples tend to parallel the interpersonal experiences of marrieds. A »marriage-like« experience is the way most men and women dexcribe their cohabitation."  (S.11f.)



1 An Overview of Singles in America

- The Stereotyped Single
- The American Family Pattern
- Growing Up to Get Married
- The Singles Business

2 Who Are the Singles?

- Trends
- The Young Never-Married Singles
- The Older Never-Married Singles
- The Divorced Singles
- The Single Parent
- The Singles Sample

3 The Single and Society

- Job Experiences
- Loans and Credit
- The Singles Market

4 Single Adults and Their Parents

- Preparation for Marriage
- Bargaining
- The Move Toward Independence

5 Sex and Singles

- Love
- Sex as Scripted Behavior
- Attitudes Toward Sex
- Chances in Sexual Attitudes and Behavior
- Singles and the Meaning of Sex
- Sex and Self-Esteem
- Possessiveness and Exclusivity
- Summary

6 The Choice to Be Single

7 Sources of Support for Singles

- Care and Support
- Intensity
- Reciprocity
- Acceptance and Judgment
- Honesty
- Sharing of Feelings and Activities
- Friends and Friedships
- Women's Groups and Men's Groups
- Singles' Living Situations
- Conclusion

8 The Future of Singles in America

- Singlehood vs. the Status Quo
- Possible Trends
- Positive Ideology
- A Further Word


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