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Women, a world report.

Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1985Description: 376 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0195204905; 9780195204902; 0195050649; 9780195050646.Subject(s): Women -- Social conditions -- Cross-cultural studies | Women -- Economic conditions -- Cross-cultural studies | Feminism -- Cross-cultural studies | Women's rights -- Cross-cultural studiesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Women, a world report.DDC classification: 305.4 LOC classification: HQ1154 | .W82 1985Other classification: 71.31 Also issued online.Summary: Contains essays by leading women writers attempting to capture the essence of the position of women at the end of the United Nations Decade for Women with a chapter including statistics.
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HQ1154 .S14 Toward a sociology of women. HQ1154 .S29 Feminism : HQ1154 .S335 1999 Gender and the politics of history / HQ1154 .W82 1985 Women, a world report. HQ1154 .W877 Women and achievement : HQ1154 .W883 Women in a changing world / HQ1154 .W8837 1982 Women in the middle years :

Includes bibliographical references.

"A New Internationalist book."

Also issued online.

Contains essays by leading women writers attempting to capture the essence of the position of women at the end of the United Nations Decade for Women with a chapter including statistics.

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Library Journal Review

This was written ``to capture the essence of the position of women at the end of the Decade U.N. Decade for Women and set it down as a benchmark against which the future can be measured.'' Part 1, ``Women: An Analysis'' and Part 3, ``Women: The Facts,'' are based on data culled from governmental statistics and U.N. research. Part 2, ``Woman to Woman,'' consists of ten essays in which women from poorer nations discuss the position of women in wealthier nations and vice versa. The information in this book complements the essays in Women in the World, 1975-1985 , edited by Lynne B. Iglitzin and Ruth Ross (ABC-Clio, 1985. 2d ed.) and Sisterhood Is Global: an international women's movement anthology , edited by Robin Morgan ( LJ 11/15/84). Highly recommended. Frada L. Mozenter, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Published to commemorate the UN-sponsored world conference marking the end of the Decade for Women, this volume is divided into three sections, each with its own perspective and flavor. The first section codifies the massive documentation amassed for the conference into 30,000 readable words. This section provides an overview of women's position in the areas of family, world of work, education, health and sex, and politics. The presentations are direct, easily understood, and supported by current statistics. The second section explores the same topics with an alternative methodology. Ten women of note, representing rich and poor nations, have written personal narratives on the contemporary position of women around the world. These rich cross-cultural narratives include, among others, Germaine Greer on women and politics in Cuba; Angela Davis on women and sex in Egypt; Toril Brekke on women to women in Kenya, and Marilyn French on women and work in India. The final section of the book reviews current statistics on women around the world. Although this text is not so extensive as might be desired it is a real treasure. It is a wonderful document that catches the spirit of the time with integrity and quality. A versatile general resource for the study of women, recommended for all libraries.-M. Triplette, Salem College, N.C.

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