Women and Health by AnnJanette Alejano-Steele (Editor); Amanda A. Finger (Editor)This volume on global women's health provides a broad overview of many conditions that impact women's health, including social and economic inequities and examples of health advocacy. The health and wellbeing of the world's population matters, but many of the female half experience unequal access to information and care that increases their health risks. This global women's health volume delves into a number of health and social factors that combine to create a lower quality of life for women. Each chapter represents a global region, featuring three to four countries, and reviews health goals and outcomes relative to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and World Health Organization discussions on social determinants of health. Chapters are organized to invite readers to consider environmental conditions and social determinants that create gender inequities in health around the globe. Cultural forces that impact health, including environmental risks; access to health care; reproductive health; infectious and noncommunicable diseases; behavioral/mental health; and intersectional identity considerations such as religion, ethnicity, and LGBTQ identity issues. Chapters provide historical background in order to help readers better understand women's lives as they are today Sidebars placed throughout the text offer insightful information that enhance the reader's experience Photographs help to illuminate and support the text to pique reader interest A Chronology will provide an at-a-glance timeline of women and health throughout world history, from ancient times to the present
Publication Date: 2019-11-15
Women's Lives Around the World by Susan M. Shaw (Editor); Nancy Staton Barbour (Editor); Patti Duncan (Editor); Kryn Freehling-Burton (Editor); Jane Nichols (Editor)Providing an in-depth look at the lives of women and girls in approximately 150 countries, this multivolume reference set offers readers transnational and postcolonial analysis of the many issues that are critical to the success of women and girls. For millennia, women around the world have shouldered the responsibility of caring for their families. But in recent decades, women have emerged as a major part of the global workforce, balancing careers and family life. How did this change happen? And how are societies in developing countries responding and adapting to women's newer roles in society? This four-volume encyclopedia examines the lives of women around the world, with coverage that includes the education of girls and teens; the key roles women play in their families, careers, religions, and cultures; how issues for women intersect with colonialism, transnationalism, feminism, and established norms of power and control. Organized geographically, each volume presents detailed entries about the lives of women in particular countries. Additionally, each volume offers sidebars that spotlight topics related to women and girls in specific regions or focus on individual women's lives and contributions. Primary source documents include sections of countries' constitutions that are relevant to women and girls, United Nations resolutions and national resolutions regarding women and girls, and religious statements and proclamations about women and girls. The organization of the set enables readers to take an in-depth look at individual countries as well as to make comparisons across countries. Presents a broad postcolonial feminist examination of the lives of women and girls worldwide through essays about the female experience in individual countries Provides sidebars that highlight details about individual women and interesting topics that affect women and girls Includes primary source documents that offer readers a direct look at important statements, laws, and policies about women and girls
Publication Date: 2018-01-04
Black Power Encyclopedia: from Black Is Beautiful to Urban Uprisings [2 Volumes] by Akinyele Umoja (Editor); Karin L. Stanford (Editor); Jasmin A. Young (Editor)An invaluable resource that documents the Black Power Movement by its cultural representation and promotion of self-determination and self-defense, and showcases the movement's influence on Black communities in America from 1965 to the mid-1970s. * Gives students and general readers a comprehensive overview of the Black Power Movement and an understanding of its importance within the turbulence and politics of the 1960s and 1970s in the United States as well as in the context of modern-day civil rights * Provides insight into important concepts such as Black self-determination, Black consciousness, independent Black politics, and independent institutions * Features contributions from premier Black Power scholars as well as Black Power activists * Offers topical and biographical entries, a timeline of events, and a bibliography of key print and nonprint sources of additional information
Publication Date: 2018-07-11
Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History [2 Volumes] by Susan de-Gaia (Editor)This reference offers reliable knowledge about women's diverse faith practices throughout history and prehistory, and across cultures. * Offers nearly 300 reference articles by international scholars of religion, women, and history * Provides an overview of the religious experiences of women across time, faiths, and cultures * Devotes sections to particular religious traditions to provide information about the role of women and the feminine devine within those faiths * Presents reference information about the experiences of women within religions * Directs the user to additional resources via suggestions for further reading and an end-of-work bibliography
One of the major databases in the field of women and gender studies.
This resource provides access to over 232,000 records drawn from ten important Women's Studies databases. Among the databases included in Women's Resources International are Women's Studies Abstracts, one of the premiere Women's Studies indexes; four files from Women's Studies Librarian at the University of Wisconsin; Popline Subset on Women; and Women's Health and Development: An Annotated Bibliography of Mostly English Language Journal Articles from the World Health Organization. Coverage: 1972 to date; citations and abstracts only. Updated semiannually.
GLBT Life is the premier resource to the world's literature regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. Designed for academic, professional and public communities, this database contains indexing and abstracts for GLBT-specific core periodicals.
PsycINFO provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines. Unrivaled in its depth of psychological coverage and respected worldwide for its high quality, the database is enriched with literature from an array of disciplines related to psychology such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work. Nearly all records contain nonevaluative summaries, and all records from 1967 to the present are indexed using the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.
Scholarly journals in humanities and social sciences.
JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization that provides a trusted archive of important scholarly journals and a selection of scholarly books. Content in JSTOR spans many disciplines, primarily in the humanities and social sciences. While indexing for JSTOR articles is covered in LionSearch, the full text of the articles is not searched in LionSearch. Search JSTOR itself to ensure detailed coverage of full texts.
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