A World Full Of Women

Paperback | July 10, 2013

byMartha C. Ward, Monica D. Edelstein

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Takes a cross-cultural approach to the study of women
A World Full of Women, 6/e, combines descriptive ethnography, gender theory, and international statistics to present a comprehensive picture of the lives of women. Readers will better comprehend and contextualize women¿s issues and experiences in today¿s world. This title explores the diversity of women¿s lives from class to culture, with examples ranging from women¿s work to marriage patterns, health issues, violence against women, and grassroots organizing.

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Takes a cross-cultural approach to the study of women A World Full of Women, 6/e, combines descriptive ethnography, gender theory, and international statistics to present a comprehensive picture of the lives of women. Readers will better comprehend and contextualize women¿s issues and experiences in today¿s world. This title explores ...

MARTHA WARD was professor of Anthropology at the University of New Orleans for 42 years. Among other activities, she taught the first course in Women¿s Studies and Gender in Louisiana.  She has survived the glass ceiling and academic politics, the Sexual Revolution, two marriages, Hurricane Katrina, and the intensities of motherhood --...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.1 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:July 10, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205872808

ISBN - 13:9780205872800

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1.  ¿What¿s for Dinner Honey?¿  Work and Gender
Chapter 2.  Love and the Work of Culture
Chapter 3.  Blood and Milk:  Biocultural Markers in the Lives of Women
Chapter 4.  Patterns of Partnering from Romance to Resistance
Chapter 5.  Everyday Power:  Women¿s Agency, Authority, and Influence
Chapter 6.  A Two-Bodied World
Chapter 7.  A Third Sex?
Chapter 8.  Life¿s Lesions
Chapter 9.  Who Owns Her Body?
Chapter 10.  Invisible Workers

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“An accessible, personable, interesting introductory overview to the field of feminist anthropology. The familiar and friendly writing style opens students to thinking about difficult ideas, and challenging ideas, both at the emotional and intellectual levels.”         - Diana Fox, Bridgewater State College   “. . . an entry-level, comprehensive text that covers a great number of topics that are of interest to professors and students interested in gender and anthropology. I was impressed by the range of examples and visuals used.”         - Sharla Blank, Washburn University   “Thorough, user friendly, accessible”         - Sarah Orndorff, George Washington University   “A World Full of Women is a good, graspable, engaging, text for a gender based class.”         - Jessica Bodoh-Creed , California State University, Los Angeles