The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World Fourth Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-11-25
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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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.

Author Biography

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

Introductionp. 9
Women in the Worldp. 12
States Against Discriminationp. 14
The State of Womenp. 16
In Their Placep. 18
Familiesp. 20
Householdsp. 22
Marriage and Divorcep. 24
Lesbian Rightsp. 26
Domestic Violencep. 28
Murderp. 30
Birthrightsp. 32
Motherhoodp. 34
Contraceptionp. 36
Abortionp. 38
Maternal Mortalityp. 40
Son Preferencep. 42
Body Politicsp. 44
Breast Cancerp. 46
Hiv/Aidsp. 48
Sportsp. 50
Beautyp. 52
Under the Knifep. 54
Global Sex Traffickingp. 56
Rapep. 58
Workp. 60
Working for Wagesp. 62
Workplacesp. 64
Unequal Opportunitiesp. 66
Fieldworkp. 68
Unpaid Workp. 70
Migrationp. 72
To Have and To Have Notp. 74
Waterp. 76
Literacyp. 78
Schoolp. 80
Higher Educationp. 82
Wired Womenp. 84
Propertyp. 86
Povertyp. 88
Debtp. 90
Powerp. 92
The Votep. 94
Women in Governmentp. 96
Seats of Powerp. 98
Crisis Zonesp. 100
Women in the Militaryp. 102
Feminist Organizingp. 104
World Tablesp. 106
Demography and Healthp. 108
School,Work, Powerp. 116
Sourcesp. 124
Indexp. 127
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