Comment: Raising Questions About Perspectives on Black Lone Motherhood
MIRI SONG a1 fn1 and ROSALIND EDWARDS a2 fn2
a1 Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of Kent.
a2 Social Science Research Centre, South Bank University.
‘Race’ and ethnicity have been muted features of British academic social policy debates around lone motherhood and in the stance taken by organisations representing lone parents. However, black lone motherhood is now receiving attention in both black, and white-dominated media. In this article, we examine the ways different groups of people in Britain address – or avoid – black lone motherhood. We raise a number of questions for social policy researchers to consider around whether and how black lone motherhood may be constructed and discussed.(Received June 22 1995)
(Accepted February 14 1996)
fn1 Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of Kent.
fn2 Reader in Social Policy, Social Science Research Centre, South Bank University.