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A world full of women

Author: Martha Coonfield Ward; Monica Edelstein
Publisher: Upper Saddle River : Pearson, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : SIXTH editionView all editions and formats
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"A world full of women, sixth edition, addresses the lived experiences of women throughout the globe. The text combines descriptive ethnography with gender theory and international statistics to present a comprehensive picture of the lives of women in societies and cultures both present and past"--Preface, page xiii.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Coonfield Ward; Monica Edelstein
ISBN: 9780205872800 0205872808
OCLC Number: 825196490
Description: xiv, 266 page : illustration ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Old words and new realities --
"What's for dinner honey?" : work and gender --
Love and the work of culture --
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 --
A two-bodied world --
A third sex? --
Life's lesions --
Who owns her body? --
Invisible workers --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Martha Ward, University of New Orleans, Monica Edelstein, University of New Orleans.

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"A world full of women, sixth edition, addresses the lived experiences of women throughout the globe. The text combines descriptive ethnography with gender theory and international statistics to present a comprehensive picture of the lives of women in societies and cultures both present and past"--Preface, page xiii.

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"An accessible, personable, interesting introductory overview to the field of feminist anthropology. The familiar and friendly writing style opens students to thinking about difficult ideas, and Read more...

 
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