The Singleness Studies Bibliography is a wide-ranging interdisciplinary bibliography of writing on Single Women and Men, understood in the broadest possible context. The Singleness Studies Bibliography lists over seventeen hundred books, articles, and dissertations, sorted into over fifty subject areas.

This bibliography has emerged out of the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (RCHA) 2003-2005 Project, "Gendered Passages in Historical Perspective: Single Women." It is designed as a resource guide for the study of singleness, particularly single women, and seeks to complicate the designation of "singleness" by demonstrating the range of people and concerns implicated in the categorization.

This bibliography is free for use for research and teaching, but please do not re-publish it as a bibliographical resource without permission. Links to and distribution of the URL of this page are welcome. The Singleness Studies Bibliography was compiled by Aki Beam (McMaster University) and Dominique Padurano (Rutgers University) under the direction of Anne Byrne (National University of Ireland) and Rudolph Bell, RCHA Project Director (Rutgers University.)


Édouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1881. Courtauld Institute Galleries, London.