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ISBN-10 0205872980ISBN-13 9780205872985
ISBN-10 0205872808ISBN-13 9780205872800
Author(s): Martha Ward; Monica Edelstein
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 288

Discusses women’s lived experiences cross-culturally in a vibrant and engaging manner.

A World Full of Women, 6th 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.  The ethnographic and chronological depth of the text offers students the opportunity to better comprehend and contextualize women’s issues and experiences in today’s world. 

World Full of Women, 6th edition addresses a broad range of topics, including the multi-faceted experiences of work in a globalizing world; the bodily and ritual experiences of the life cycle and healing; sexuality and the construction and performance of gender; family structures and cross-cultural marriage practices; social and political organization, accommodation, and resistance; and the complexities of exploitation and physical abuse, as well as women’s own forms of power, authority, and agency.    


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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Discuss the life experiences of women from diverse backgrounds around the world

  • Apply anthropological concepts relevant to women, gender, and sexuality

  • Analyze how gender, sexuality, and women’s roles are integrated within a cultural framework

  • Critically examine programs and policies affecting women’s rights and living conditions

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