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Women's realities, women's choices : an introduction to women's studies

Author: Hunter College. Women's Studies Collective.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"Now in a new edition, this landmark text introduces readers to the field of women's studies by analyzing the contradictions between social and cultural "givens" and the realities that women face in society. Written collectively by nine authors from various disciplines, Women's Realities, Women's Choices, Third Edition, has been updated to incorporate the latest research and statistics in the field. Covering the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hunter College. Women's Studies Collective.
ISBN: 019515035X 9780195150353
OCLC Number: 55870949
Description: xxi, 472 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Imagery and symbolism in the definition of women --
Ideas and theories about women --
Women's bodies --
Women's personalities --
Diversity among women: gender, race and class --
Daughters and sisters --
Family configurations: wives, partners, alternatives --
Motherhood --
Women and religion --
Women and education --
Women's health --
Women and work --
Women and political power.
Responsibility: Hunter College Women's Studies Collective.
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Emphasises on the significance of globalization in women's lives. This book, produced by authors who are specialists in fields ranging from anthropology to classics and medicine, features a number of  Read more...

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"By far the finest text for Women's Studies I have seen. . . . A balanced, reasonable, comprehensive, and academically sound review."--M. Joanne Fisher, Loyola Marymount University"Far superior to Read more...

 
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