Discrimination Against Women: A Global Survey of the Economic, Educational, Social and Political Status of Women

Discrimination Against Women: A Global Survey of the Economic, Educational, Social and Political Status of Women

by Eschel M. Rhoodie
     
 

Racial, ethnic and religious discrimination is rife worldwide, but the author found discrimination against women to be yet more prevalent and harmful. This book surveys the status of women in the mid-eighties in the United States, Canada, Africa, Western Europe, the Eastern European bloc including the Soviet Union, Latin America, the Arab-Muslim world and Asia.

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Racial, ethnic and religious discrimination is rife worldwide, but the author found discrimination against women to be yet more prevalent and harmful. This book surveys the status of women in the mid-eighties in the United States, Canada, Africa, Western Europe, the Eastern European bloc including the Soviet Union, Latin America, the Arab-Muslim world and Asia. There are 20 case studies and over 75 illustrative tables and graphics.

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WLW Journal
very highly recommended
Choice
a mammoth cross-national survey of women's status...useful for all levels of library reference
Third World Resources
"an invaluable reference book"
School Library Journal
YA-- A survey of the economic, educational, social, and political status of women in the U. S., Canada, Africa, the Eastern European block, Western Europe, and Latin America in the 80s. It is organized in case studies of major countries and contains over 75 statistical tables, providing a compendium of valuable current data. The tone of the encyclopedic report is severe, its presentation of facts showing the denial of women's rights is hard but true, its advocacy for improvement is relentless. Rhoodie provides a concluding section on recommendations, a guide to information sources, and research proposals. An indispensable work that brings home the need for urgent action. --Carolyn Trachta, formerly at Clear Creek High School, TX
Booknews
A study of the status (mostly still low) of women in the mid-80s in the US, Canada, Africa, Western Europe, the Eastern Europe bloc including the Soviet Union, Latin America, the Arab-Muslim world and Asia. There are 20 case studies and some 75 tables and graphics. The last section details conclusions, recommendations, data sources, and research proposals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899504483
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
630
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

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