A World Full of Women


Author: Martha C. Ward,Monica D. Edelstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317342461
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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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.

A World Full of Women


Author: Martha C. Ward,Monica D. Edelstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131734247X
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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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.

A World Full of Women


Author: Martha C. Ward,Monica D. Edelstein
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205929117
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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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. MySearchLab is a part of the Ward/Edelstein program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students further explore the study of women. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MySearchLab, order the package ISBN: 0205957625 / 9780205957620 World Full of Women, A Plus MySearchLab with Pearson eText --Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205872808 / 9780205872800 World Full of Women, A

551 Survival Tips for Men

Making Your Way in a World Full of Women
Author: Craig Hartglass
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806516806
Category: Self-Help
Page: 202
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Makes a series of tongue-in-cheek suggestions for the man who is tired of playing by the rules and wants to get rich and attract women

Unnatural Selection

Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men
Author: Mara Hvistendahl
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1586489917
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize A Slate Best Book of 2011 A Discover Magazine Best Book of 2011 Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China's most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 boys for every 100 girls. These numbers don't seem terribly grim, but in ten years, the skewed sex ratio will pose a colossal challenge. By the time those children reach adulthood, their generation will have twenty-four million more men than women. The prognosis for China's neighbors is no less bleak: Asia now has 163 million females "missing" from its population. Gender imbalance reaches far beyond Asia, affecting Georgia, Eastern Europe, and cities in the U.S. where there are significant immigrant populations. The world, therefore, is becoming increasingly male, and this mismatch is likely to create profound social upheaval. Historically, eras in which there have been an excess of men have produced periods of violent conflict and instability. Mara Hvistendahl has written a stunning, impeccably-researched book that does not flinch from examining not only the consequences of the misbegotten policies of sex selection but Western complicity with them.

A World Full of Women


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1619063751
Category: Education
Page: 23
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Facts101 is your complete guide to A World Full of Women. In this book, you will learn topics such as Blood and Milk: Biocultural Markers in the Lives of Women, Patterns of Partnering from Romance to Resistance, Everyday Power: Women`s Agency, Authority, and Influence, and A Two-Bodied World Cultural Systems for` Separating Chapter 0 A Third Sex? plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

If Women Ruled the World

How to Create the World We Want to Live In
Author: Sheila Ellison
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577317416
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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With women making up only 14 percent of Congress and with only eight women CEOs in the entire group of Fortune 500 companies, women's collective voices are clearly underrepresented. Nor are they proportionately present on the airwaves or in the op-ed pages of the country's newspapers. This book helps right that imbalance by giving women a platform for voicing their opinions, priorities, hopes, and ideas for change. The book includes short experiences, stories, thoughts, and meditations written and shared by women around the world. Authors, celebrities, experts, and politicians are included, along with soccer moms and teenage girls, creating a work that is humorous, moving, questioning, opinionated, warm, and informative as it examines what women would choose if they had a chance to participate in ruling the world. Note: A portion of this book's royalties will be donated to the Feminist Majority.

Women at the Center

Life in a Modern Matriarchy
Author: Peggy Reeves Sanday
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801489068
Category: History
Page: 288
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Contrary to the declarations of some anthropologists, matriarchies do exist. Peggy Reeves Sanday first went to West Sumatra in 1981, intrigued by reports that the matrilineal Minangkabau—one of the largest ethnic groups in Indonesia—label their society a matriarchy. Numbering some four million in West Sumatra, the Minangkabau are known in Indonesia for their literary flair, business acumen, and egalitarian, democratic relationships between men and women. Sanday uses her repeated visits to West Sumatra in the closing decades of the twentieth century as the basis for a new definition of matriarchy. From the vantage point of daily life in villages, especially one where she developed close personal ties, Sanday's narrative is centered on how the Minangkabau conceive of their world and think humans should behave, along with the practices and rituals they claim uphold their matriarchate. Women at the Center leaves the reader with a solid sense of the respect for women that permeates Minangkabau culture, and gives new life to the concept of matriarchy.

Vital Voices

The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World
Author: Alyse Nelson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118184777
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Drawing on the work of Vital Voices, an organization founded by Hillary Clinton that uses a five-stop model of transformational leadership, this introduction to the unforgettable, inspiring women who are changing and shaping our world shares their stories and hard-earned lessons.

A World Apart

Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars
Author: Cristina Rathbone
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307430553
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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“Life in a women’s prison is full of surprises,” writes Cristina Rathbone in her landmark account of life at MCI-Framingham. And so it is. After two intense court battles with prison officials, Rathbone gained unprecedented access to the otherwise invisible women of the oldest running women’s prison in America. The picture that emerges is both astounding and enraging. Women reveal the agonies of separation from family, and the prevalence of depression, and of sexual predation, and institutional malaise behind bars. But they also share their more personal hopes and concerns. There is horror in prison for sure, but Rathbone insists there is also humor and romance and downright bloody-mindedness. Getting beyond the political to the personal, A World Apart is both a triumph of empathy and a searing indictment of a system that has overlooked the plight of women in prison for far too long. At the center of the book is Denise, a mother serving five years for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. Denise’s son is nine and obsessed with Beanie Babies when she first arrives in prison. He is fourteen and in prison himself by the time she is finally released. As Denise struggles to reconcile life in prison with the realities of her son’s excessive freedom on the outside, we meet women like Julie, who gets through her time by distracting herself with flirtatious, often salacious relationships with male correctional officers; Louise, who keeps herself going by selling makeup and personalized food packages on the prison black market; Chris, whose mental illness leads her to kill herself in prison; and Susan, who, after thirteen years of intermittent incarceration, has come to think of MCI-Framingham as home. Fearlessly truthful and revelatory, A World Apart is a major work of investigative journalism and social justice. From the Hardcover edition.

Common Sense and a Little Fire, Second Edition

Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965
Author: Annelise Orleck
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469635925
Category: Social Science
Page: 424
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Over twenty years after its initial publication, Annelise Orleck's Common Sense and a Little Fire continues to resonate with its harrowing story of activism, labor, and women's history. Orleck traces the personal and public lives of four immigrant women activists who left a lasting imprint on American politics. Though they have rarely made more than cameo appearances in previous histories, Rose Schneiderman, Fannia Cohn, Clara Lemlich Shavelson, and Pauline Newman played important roles in the emergence of organized labor, the New Deal welfare state, adult education, and the modern women's movement. Orleck takes her four subjects from turbulent, turn-of-the-century Eastern Europe to the radical ferment of New York's Lower East Side and the gaslit tenements where young workers studied together. Orleck paints a compelling picture of housewives' food and rent protests, of grim conditions in the garment shops, of factory-floor friendships that laid the basis for a mass uprising of young women garment workers, and of the impassioned rallies working women organized for suffrage. Featuring a new preface by the author, this new edition reasserts itself as a pivotal text in twentieth-century labor history.

The World is Full of Divorced Women


Author: Jackie Collins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849836205
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Cleo James, the cool British journalist who joined the thrill seekers when she found her husband coupling with her best friend…Muffin, the luscious centerfold, with a little girl charm, a big girl body, and an appetite for all that Hollywood has to give…Mike James,the music promoter who adores his Cleo but whose addiction to women is constant and insatiable…Jon Clapton, who took a little English girl from Wimbledon, and made her into Britain's top model, and now wants to keep those profits rolling in any way he can…And Daniel Onel, an actor grown older, wiser-and hungrier than ever for Cleo James

Women in Science

50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1607749769
Category: Science
Page: 127
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A charmingly illustrated gift book profiling 50 famous women scientists from the ancient Greek mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Hypatia, to Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist.

Why She Plays

The World of Women's Basketball
Author: Christine A. Baker
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803218656
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 217
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Why does she play basketball? Since the enactment of Title IX in 1972, that question has come to be asked of more girls and women and answered in more ways than ever before. Christine A. Baker, herself an avid player and an assistant coach, pursues an answer through the ranks of the sport from youth basketball to the WNBA. Baker sets the stage with a quick look at current statistics and trends in women s basketball nationwide, noting the profound changes in the last thirty-five years. A series of exclusive interviews then takes us into the heart and soul of the sport. Her subjects are players and coaches, from neophytes to stars such as Dawn Staley and Nancy Lieberman; from legendary coaches such as Jody Conradt to the masterminds of USA Basketball and the 1996 Women s Dream Team; from Donna Lopiano, former CEO of the Women s Sports Foundation, to tomorrow s Olympic athletes. A richly detailed, all-encompassing portrait of the sport, these interviews offer a wealth of insight into the game, American sports culture, and, indeed, why Baker plays.

Women Count

A Guide to Changing the World
Author: Susan Bulkeley Butler,Bob Keefe
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557535698
Category: Social Science
Page: 131
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"In this marvelously conceived book, Susan Bulkeley Butler empowers women to learn from role models of the past. There is an unprecedented opportunity and need for women's voices to ring loud and clear in every boardroom, forum and organization."---Beth Brooke, Global Vice Chair-Public Policy, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement, Ernst & Young "As a business leader, one of my ongoing priorities has been recruiting and retaining more senior women in our firm. Susan Bulkeley Butler knows what she's talking about---pay attention to what she's saying."--- Hans-Paul Burkner, President and CEO, The Boston Consulting Group "Susan Butler challenges all of us to reach higher, give more, and stretch beyond our perceived limits. One is never too old or too young to make a larger impact. Butler's book will get you thinking---and acting---with courage."---France A. Cordova, President, Purdue University "Women Count points the way to high performance for business leaders and executives. Women in leadership roles will change the game!"---David Smith, Global Managing Director, Accenture and Co-Author of Workforce of One: Revolutionizing Talent Management Through Customization "`Add Women, Change Everything' is The White House Project's tagline. Now visionary Susan Butler has given us a recipe for how to add enough women to get the world we really need."---Marie C. Wilson, President and Founder, The White House Project As the 100-Year Anniversary of women winning the right to vote approaches on August 26, 2020, the "Decade for Women" ahead will re-assess how far we've come---and how far we still have to go. To become "women who count," women must think of themselves, think of others, and think big, contends author Susan Bulkeley Butler. Before and since breaking barriers to become the first woman partner at Accenture, Butler has passionately championed the cause of equality for women in education, in the workforce and in society. In Women Count: A Guide to Changing the World, she shows how the world can become a better place in myriad ways with more involvement from women. Today's world---with its wars, corporate ethics violations, economic meltdowns and societal strife---needs the unique strengths and attributes of women more than ever, Butler contends. Women make up about half of the country's population and half its work-force, yet account for only a small percentage of the leadership roles in government, business and beyond. Butler brings her experiences and insights directly to readers by showing how they can collectively use their strengths to improve the world. Together, women must envision equality, build teams, take action, and help one another through mentoring, philanthropy, education and public service, according to Butler. Then, and only then, she asserts, can women truly change the world and become "women who count."

Women of the World

The Rise of the Female Diplomat
Author: Helen McCarthy
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408840049
Category: History
Page: 416
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Throughout the twentieth century and long before, hundreds of determined British women defied the social conventions of their day in order to seek adventure and influence on the world stage. Some became travellers and explorers; others business-owners or buyers; others still devoted their lives to worthy international causes, from anti-slavery and women's suffrage to the League of Nations and world peace. Yet until 1946, no British woman could officially represent her nation abroad. It was only after decades of campaigning and the heroic labours performed by women during the Second World War that diplomatic careers were finally opened to both sexes. Women of the World tells this story of personal and professional struggle against the dramatic backdrop of war, super-power rivalry and global transformation over the last century and a half. From London to Washington, Geneva to Tehran, and in the deserts of Arabia, the souks of Damascus and the hospitals of Sarajevo, resolute women undaunted by intransigent officials and hostile foreign governments proved their worth. Moved by a longing to escape domestic redundancy, to follow in the footsteps of fathers or brothers, to build a more peaceful world, to discover cultures other than their own or simply to serve the nation which denied them full equality, these women were extraordinary individuals fighting prejudice in high places. Drawing on letters, memoirs, personal interviews and government records, these heroines caught up in the larger endeavours of the world's greatest empire are brought vividly to life to enrich our understanding of Britain's global history in modern times.

Women and the Vote

A World History
Author: Jad Adams
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191016837
Category: History
Page: 528
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Before 1893 no woman anywhere in the world had the vote in a national election. A hundred years later almost all countries had enfranchised women, and it was a sign of backwardness not to have done so. This is the story of how this momentous change came about. The first genuinely global history of women and the vote, it takes the story of women in politics from the earliest times to the present day, revealing startling new connections across time and national boundaries - from Europe and North America to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Muslim world post-9/11. A story of individuals as well as of wider movements, it includes the often dramatic life-stories of women's suffrage pioneers from across the world, painting vivid biographical portraits of everyone from Susan B. Anthony and the Pankhursts to hitherto lesser-known activists in China, Latin America, and Africa. It is also the first major post-feminist history of women's struggle for the vote. Controversially, Jad Adams rejects the widely accepted idea that success was primarily a result of the pressure group politics of the suffragists and their supporters. Ultimately, he argues, it was nationalism, not feminism, that was the most important factor in winning women the vote.

The World of Women--- Myanmar


Author: Carin Salerno,Women in Action Worldwide Women in Action Worldwide
Publisher: World of Women
ISBN: 9789622178755
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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The women of Myanmar are featured in this vibrant look at contemporary life in five main tourist destinations: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, and Ngwe Saung Beach. Through the mosaic of rich ethnic diversity, the book celebrates the life experiences of courageous women and politicians, including those who gave up their freedom for the promotion of peace and democracy. Innovative artisans and artists, women entrepreneurs in diverse businesses, mothers, researchers and teachers are profiled. Must see experiences for the visitor include information and addresses for women-owned hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, craft and art shops.

Everybody, Always

Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People
Author: Bob Goff
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718078179
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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What happens when we give away love like we're made of it? In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path toward the liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits. Driven by Bob’s trademark storytelling, Everybody, Always reveals the lessons Bob learned--often the hard way--about what it means to love without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction. From finding the right friends to discovering the upside of failure, Everybody, Always points the way to embodying love by doing the unexpected, the intimidating, the seemingly impossible. Whether losing his shoes while skydiving solo or befriending a Ugandan witch doctor, Bob steps into life with a no-limits embrace of others that is as infectious as it is extraordinarily ordinary. Everybody, Always reveals how we can do the same.