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Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World's Cultures Topics and Cultures A-K - Volume 1; Cultures L-Z - Volume 2 / Edition 1

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The central aim of this encyclopedia is to give the reader a comparative perspective on issues involving conceptions of gender, gender differences, gender roles, relationships between the genders, and sexuality. The encyclopedia is divided into two volumes: Topics and Cultures.

The combination of topical overviews and varying cultural portraits is what makes this encyclopedia a unique reference work for students, researchers and teachers interested in gender studies and cross-cultural variation in sex and gender. It deserves a place in the library of every university and every social science and health department.

Contents:- Glossary. Cultural Conceptions of Gender. Gender Roles, Status, and Institutions. Sexuality and Male-Female Interaction. Sex and Gender in the World's Cultures. Culture Name Index. Subject Index.

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"This particular collection is well worthy to stand by its predecessors. We welcome the publication of this book and would draw it to the attention of major reference libraries and libraries catering for serious academic work in anthropology, as a handy collection of information, mined for us out of a huge resource bank."
(Martin Guha, Institute of Psychiatry, SciTech Books)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306477706
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1037
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 2.69 (d)

Table of Contents

* Preface.
• Cultural Conceptions of Gender. Cultural Constructions of Gender; E.S. Segal. Gender Stereotypes; D.L. Best. Gender Differences. Biological Bases of Sex Differences; B.S. Low. Socialization of Boys and Girls in Natural Contexts; C. Pope Edwards, L. Knoche, A. Kumru. Adolescence; G.E. Weisfeld. Personality and Emotion; C. Whissell.
• Gender Roles, Status, and Institutions. Courtship and Marriage; L. Hendrix. Parental Roles; R.A. Veneziano. Economic Activities and Gender Roles; R. O'Brian. Leadership, Power and Gender; K. Kauppinen, I. Aaltio. War and Gender; J.S. Goldstein. Religion, Religiosity, and Gender; B. Beit-Hallahmi. Gender-Based Social Groups; C.R. Ember, M. Ember. Relative Status of Men and Women; M.L. Margolis. Economic Development and Gender; R. O'Brian. Language & Gender; B. McElhinny. Transitions in the Life-Course of Women; J.K. Brown.
• Sexuality and Male-Female Interaction. Sexual Attitudes and Practices; G.J. Broude. Modesty and Sexual Restraint; C.E. Rothenberg. Husband-Wife Interaction and Aloofness; G.J. Broude. Homosexuality; F.L. Cardoso, D. Werner. Transgender and Transsexuality; T.M. Witten. Rape and Other Sexual Aggression; L. Zimmer-Tamakoshi.
• Sex and Gender in the World's Cultures. Abaluyia; M.G. Cattell. Abelam; R. Scaglion. Armenians; A. Ishkanian. Aymara; W. Mitchell. Bakairí; D.S. Picchi. Bakkarwal; A. Rao. Balinese; L. Parker. Bamiléké; P. Feldman-Savelsberg. Beng; A. Gottlieb. Blackfoot; A. Kehoe. Canela; W.H. Crocker. Cherokee; M.J. Tippeconnic Fox. Chinese Americans; Xiaojian Zhao. Chipewyan; R. Jarvenpa. Czechs; T.M. Hall. Eastern Tukanoans; J.M. Chernela. Germans; J.M. Pastoetter. Glebo; M.H. Moran. Greeks of Kalymnos; D.E. Sutton. Hadza; F. Marlowe. Han Chinese; W. Jankowiak. Hma' Btsisi'; B.S. Nowak. Hmong of Laos and the United States;Dia Cha, T. Dunnigan. Hopi; A. Schlegel. Hungarians; B.A. West, I. Annus. Iatmul; E. Kline Silverman. Ifugao; L.M. Kwiatkowski. Igbo; D.J. Smith. Iranians; M.E. Hegland. Israelis; M.P. Safir, A. Rosenmann. Italians; V.A. Goddard. Jamaica; W. Wedenoja. Kayapo; W.H. Fisher. Kazakhs; C. Werner. Kyrgyz; K. Kuehnast. Lahu; Shanshan Du. Maasai; A. Talle. Manjako; M. Buckner. Mardu; R. Tonkinson, M. Tonkinson. Marquesans; K.C. Riley. Maya; J.R. Sosa, B. Montes, M.-A. Yeager, E. Paqcha Benites. Mehinako; U. Prinz. Mexicans; J. Pauli. Mormon Fundamentalists; W.R Jankowiak. Mountain Arapesh; P. Roscoe. Mundugumor; N. McDowell. Na; E.R. Walsh. Nahua; J.M. Taggart. Nandi; R. Smith Oboler. Navajo; M.T. Schwarz. Nepali; M.M. Cameron. Northeast India: Orissa and West Bengal; S.C. Seymour. Orang Suku Laut; L. Lenhart. Puerto Ricans; M. Asencio. Rungus Dusun; G.N. Appell, L.W.R. Appell. Sakha; S.A. Crate. Samburu; B. Straight, J. Holtzman. Samoans; J.M. Mageo. San Blas Kuna; J. Howe. Shipibo; W.M. Hern. Shoshone; R.H. Crapo. Spanish; S. Tax Freeman. Swat Pathan; C. Lindholm. Swazi; B.J. Harris. Taiwan; Chien-Juh Gu, R.S. Gallin. Taiwanese Americans; C. Avenarius. Tanna; L. Lindstrom. Tarahumara; F.S. Wyndham. Tikopia; J. Macdonald. Timpaus Banggai; H.B. Broch. Tlingit; L.F. Klein. Trobriands; W. Schiefenhövel. Tswana; R.L. Upton. Ukrainians; S.D. Phillips. Uzbek; M.R. Kamp, A.C. Shalinsky. Waorani; P.I. Erickson. West Indian Americans; O. LaBennett. Yanomami; G. Herzog-Schröder. Yapese; R.A. Marksbury. Yupik Eskimos; C. Zane Jolles. Yuqui; A. MacLean Stearman. Zapotec; L. Stephen. Glossary. Alternative Culture Names. Index.
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