The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World: Fourth Edition

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The most up-to-date global perspective on how women are living today across continents and cultures

In this completely revised and updated fourth edition of her groundbreaking atlas, Joni Seager provides comprehensive and accessible analysis of up-to-the-minute global data on the key issues facing women today: equality, motherhood, feminism, the culture of beauty, women at work, women in the global economy, changing households, domestic violence, lesbian rights, women in ...

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Overview

The most up-to-date global perspective on how women are living today across continents and cultures

In this completely revised and updated fourth edition of her groundbreaking atlas, Joni Seager provides comprehensive and accessible analysis of up-to-the-minute global data on the key issues facing women today: equality, motherhood, feminism, the culture of beauty, women at work, women in the global economy, changing households, domestic violence, lesbian rights, women in government, and more. The result is an invaluable resource on the status of women around the world today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143114512
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/25/2008
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 185,767
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

JONI SEAGER won the Media Achievement award from the Association of American Geographers in 2005. She is currently a professor of geography at Hunter College in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Pt. 1 Women in the World 12

1 States Against Discrimination 14

2 The State of Women 16

3 In Their Place 18

Pt. 2 Families 20

4 Households 22

5 Marriage and Divorce 24

6 Lesbian Rights 26

7 Domestic Violence 28

8 Murder 30

Pt. 3 Birthrights 32

9 Motherhood 34

10 Contraception 36

11 Abortion 38

12 Maternal Mortality 40

13 Son Preference 42

Pt. 4 Body Politics 44

14 Breast Cancer 46

15 Hiv/Aids 48

16 Sports 50

17 Beauty 52

18 Under the Knife 54

19 Global Sex Trafficking 56

20 Rape 58

Pt. 5 Work 60

21 Working for Wages 62

22 Workplaces 64

23 Unequal Opportunities 66

24 Fieldwork 68

25 Unpaid Work 70

26 Migration 72

Pt. 6 To Have and To Have Not 74

27 Water 76

28 Literacy 78

29 School 80

30 Higher Education 82

31 Wired Women 84

32 Property 86

33 Poverty 88

34 Debt 90

Pt. 7 Power 92

35 The Vote 94

36 Women in Government 96

37 Seats of Power 98

38 Crisis Zones 100

39 Women in the Military 102

40 Feminist Organizing 104

Pt. 8 World Tables 106

Demography and Health 108

School,Work, Power 116

Sources 124

Index 127

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