Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World, Volume 1

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Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, Jane E. Sloan
SAGE Publications, Feb 23, 2011 - Social Science - 2016 pages
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The Encyclopedia of Women in Today s World looks at women today and delves into contexts of being female in the 21st century. The scope of the Encyclopedia focuses on women's status starting approximately in the year 2000 and going forward. From A-to-Z, this work covers the spectrum of defining women in the contemporary world.

Signed entries (with cross-references and recommended readings) cover the full range of issues in contemporary women s studies, with volumes including information relevant to the following academic disciplinary contexts: arts and media; business and economics; criminal justice; education; family studies; health; media; military; politics; science and technology; sports; religion; and women in different cultures and countries.

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About the author (2011)

My primary field of preparation is the history of Christianity, particularly post-Enlightenment. My teaching interests are intrinsically cross-disciplinary. In religion they include religion and culture studies, contemporary American religion, theology, religion and ecology, and feminist studies in religion. In addition to teaching in the religion curriculum, I also teach courses on feminist theories and methodologies, ecofeminism, and global and transnational feminism. In my pedagogy, as in my research and writing, I therefore move freely among women’s and gender studies, environmental studies and international affairs.

Carol K. Oyster is Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and author of "Groups: A User's Guide".

Jane E. Sloan is Women's Studies Librarian at Rutgers University. Formerly Cinema Librarian at the University of Southern California, she is the author of "Robert Bresson: A Guide to References and Resources" (1983).

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