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"World events continue to reveal the importance of understanding how women live across continents and cultures. Using maps, text, and other graphics in this new revision of her eye-opening book, Joni Seager employs up-to-the-minute research and data to show what shifts have occurred since the first edition was published over twenty years ago - the strides made by women and the distance still to be traveled. She explores the current status of women in relation to key issues." "Filled with a wealth of information creatively displayed, The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World is an indispensable resource for understanding the world we live in."--BOOK JACKET.
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.
Table of Contents
|Women in the World||p. 12|
|States Against Discrimination||p. 14|
|The State of Women||p. 16|
|In Their Place||p. 18|
|Marriage and Divorce||p. 24|
|Lesbian Rights||p. 26|
|Domestic Violence||p. 28|
|Maternal Mortality||p. 40|
|Son Preference||p. 42|
|Body Politics||p. 44|
|Breast Cancer||p. 46|
|Under the Knife||p. 54|
|Global Sex Trafficking||p. 56|
|Working for Wages||p. 62|
|Unequal Opportunities||p. 66|
|Unpaid Work||p. 70|
|To Have and To Have Not||p. 74|
|Higher Education||p. 82|
|Wired Women||p. 84|
|The Vote||p. 94|
|Women in Government||p. 96|
|Seats of Power||p. 98|
|Crisis Zones||p. 100|
|Women in the Military||p. 102|
|Feminist Organizing||p. 104|
|World Tables||p. 106|
|Demography and Health||p. 108|
|School,Work, Power||p. 116|
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