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Going Solo: Responding to Press Coverage About the 'Elective Single Mum'

(2) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 8:16 AM

There has been a considerable amount of press coverage recently about the rise of what is variously known as the 'single mum by choice' (SMBC), the 'solo mum' (or 'solomar' in Denmark), or the 'elective single mother' - women who decide to have a child via donor sperm and then...

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Why Celebrity Matters: Jahmene Won't Be 'Going Back to Asda'

(7) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 6:00 PM

It was hugely refreshing to hear Caitlin Moran suggest this week that we need to treat "celebrity with the importance it deserves". I co-edit the journal Celebrity Studies, and although the academic study of stardom has something of a 30-year history, I find it both frustrating...

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