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Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Men and Women in the World's Cultures Topics and Cultures A-K - Volume 1; Cultures L-Z - Volume 2

Editors: Ember, Carol R., Ember, Melvin (Eds.)

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About this Reference Work

The central aim of this encyclopedia is to give the reader a comparative perspective on issues involving conceptions of gender, gender differences, gender roles, relationships between the genders, and sexuality. The encyclopedia is divided into two volumes: Topics and Cultures.

The combination of topical overviews and varying cultural portraits is what makes this encyclopedia a unique reference work for students, researchers and teachers interested in gender studies and cross-cultural variation in sex and gender. It deserves a place in the library of every university and every social science and health department.

Contents:- Glossary. Cultural Conceptions of Gender. Gender Roles, Status, and Institutions. Sexuality and Male-Female Interaction. Sex and Gender in the World's Cultures. Culture Name Index. Subject Index.

 

 

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From the reviews:
"This particular collection is well worthy to stand by its predecessors. We welcome the publication of this book and would draw it to the attention of major reference libraries and libraries catering for serious academic work in anthropology, as a handy collection of information, mined for us out of a huge resource bank."
(Martin Guha, Institute of Psychiatry, SciTech Books)


Table of contents (105 chapters)

  • Cultural Constructions of Gender

    Segal, Edwin S.

    Pages 3-10

  • Gender Stereotypes

    Best, Deborah L.

    Pages 11-23

  • Biological Bases of Sex Differences

    Low, Bobbi S.

    Pages 27-33

  • Socialization of Boys and Girls in Natural Contexts

    Edwards, Carolyn Pope (et al.)

    Pages 34-41

  • Adolescence

    Weisfeld, Glenn E.

    Pages 42-56

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Print + eBook $763.00
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eReference $509.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-306-47770-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender
Book Subtitle
Men and Women in the World's Cultures Topics and Cultures A-K - Volume 1; Cultures L-Z - Volume 2
Editors
  • Carol R. Ember
  • Melvin Ember
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
Print + eBook ISBN
978-0-387-33623-7
eReference ISBN
978-0-387-29907-5
Print ISBN
978-0-306-47770-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 1037
Topics