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Women in the Third World an Encyclopedia of Contemporary Issues

by Nelly P. Stromquist

  • ISBN: 9780815301509
  • ISBN10: 0815301502

Women in the Third World an Encyclopedia of Contemporary Issues

by Nelly P. Stromquist

  • List Price: $295.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publish date: 05/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780815301509
  • ISBN10: 0815301502
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Description: For quick, reliable coverage of women's issues in developing countries, here is a concise reference work written by a team of more than 80 international experts. The Encyclopedia comprises 68 essays that cover the entire Third World, from Africa to Asia, from the Near East to South and Central America, from the South Pacific to the Caribbean. The women authors are acknowledged experts from Harvard University, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Fund for Women, the University of Nairobi, The International Labor Organization, and other institutions, who summarize the most recent scholarship on a wide range of important subjects. Thoroughly indexed and cross-referenced, the Encyclopedia is an ideal starting point for in-depth research in such areas as:
-- recent developments in the prevention of violence against women
-- the conditions of women's lives across regions and countries
-- women's participation in government, science, and technology
-- hidden curriculum issues in higher education
-- an overview of women's experiences as small-scale entrepreneurs

A feminist viewpoint enhances the coverage

Informed throughout by a feminist perspective, the Encyclopedia focuses on traditional women's concerns, such as political participation, human rights, nutrition, housework, the family, equality, health, and more. But the coverage also extends to such issues as domestic and sexual violence, creation of women-friendly cities, patriarchal ideologies as religious beliefs, the needs of older women, new jobs and exploitation in industrial production, AIDS, the gender consequences of ecological devastation, movements for change, and other areas of increasing awareness.Geographical entries cover all the major regions and countries and discuss conditions and issues in each area.

Spotlights the newest and best sources

The Encyclopedia brings together information that has been widely scattered in sources from many disciplines. An introduction by the editor illuminates the most important issues faced by Third World women today and analyzes the drastically changed global situation and how the changes impacted on the material presented in the Encyclopedia.

Reference aids make information retrieval easy

An annotated bibliography of the latest and most important sources, as well as a reference list at the end of each chapter, provide quick access to current literature. A thorough name and subject index makes it easy to pinpoint information.

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