SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Day, M. V. (2016). Why people defend relationship ideology. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 33(3), 348–360. doi: 10.1177/0265407515613164

Summary: Why do people defend the institution of marriage and related beliefs about committed romantic relationships? Why do they sometimes stereotype and discriminate against single people?


Article 2: Ramdas, K. (2012). Women in waiting? Singlehood, marriage, and family in Singapore. Environment and Planning A, 44(4), 832–848. doi: 10.1068/a4444

Summary: The author engages with narratives of graduate single Indian Singaporean women based in global cities for work.


Article 3: Simpson, R. (2016). Singleness and self-identity: The significance of partnership status in the narratives of never-married women. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 33(3), 385–400. doi: 10.1177/0265407515611884

Summary: In this article, the author draws on in-depth qualitative interviews with never-married single women in Britain to examine the single self-identities evident in their narratives.