Singlism: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Stop It (Paperback)
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The widespread stereotyping and discrimination against people who are single has long gone unrecognized, unnamed, and unchallenged. Bella DePaulo, Ph.D., calls it SINGLISM. In this collection, she defines singlism and shows where it is lurking in the workplace, the marketplace, and the media, in advertising, religion, and pseudoscience, in our universities and professional societies, in laws and policies, and in our everyday lives. Dr. DePaulo takes on the issue of why singlism persists - often without apology or even awareness - at a time when so many other isms are considered shameful. Drawing from social science research, she also explains why the simple statement, "I am happy," when uttered by a person who is single, can elicit paroxysms of hostility, denial, and scorn. "Singlism: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Stop It" also includes contributions from a wide range of authors, experts, activists, and cutting-edge thinkers. They share their understandings of singlism and their stories of standing up to it, and they inspire us all to live our lives fully and joyfully. The book also includes a section on singlism's cousin - the stereotyping and stigmatizing of adults with no children. Contributors to "SINGLISM" 1.Lisa A., Ph.D. 2.Rev. Mark Almlie 3.Gina Barreca, Ph.D. 4.Steven Bereznai 5.Wendy Braitman 6.Rachel Buddeberg 7.Christina Campbell 8.Thomas F. Coleman, J. D. 9."Crimson" 10.Karen Foster 11.Page Gardner 12.Rajiv Garg 13.Jaclyn Geller, Ph.D. 14.Nicky Grist 15.Jeanine 16.Rachel F. Moran, J.D. 17.Wendy L. Morris, Ph.D. 18.Yasmin Nair 19.Monica Pignotti, Ph.D. 20.Psyngle 21.Rev. Ann Schranz 22.Singlutionary 23.Rachel Stone 24.E. Kay Trimberger, Ph.D. 25.John Ullman 26.Helen W. 27.Wendy Wasson, Ph.D. 28.Eleanore Wells.
About the Author
Bella DePaulo (PhD, Harvard) is the author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After and of Single with Attitude: Not Your Typical Take on Health and Happiness, Love and Money, Marriage and Friendship. She has been a Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara since the summer of 2000. Dr. DePaulo writes the Living Single blog for Psychology Today, and is also a contributor to the Huffington Post. Her op-ed essays have appeared in papers such as the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Bella DePaulo has discussed the place of singles in society on NPR, CNN, and many other media outlets, and her work has been described in newspapers (such as the New York Times and the Washington Post) and magazines (such as Time and Business Week). DePaulo also studies the social psychology of deception, and has provided expert analysis of the topic for the Today show and other network news shows. More information about her background, her books, and her contact information, together with her All Things Single (and More) blog, can be found at her website, www.BellaDePaulo.com. Bella DePaulo has always been single and she is living happily ever after in the lovely little beach community of Summerland, California.