For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website.
Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
"A substantial and broad encyclopedia... Offering contemporary coverage of considerable terrain in feminist scholarship and activism... The theoretical entries are thoughtful and carefully crafted... A remarkably comprehensive four volume set that attempts to embrace almost every issue and topic of concern to feminists." -- NWSA Journal
"Can be of great use to everyone from high school students to professors. The only problem I had with the set is that it is very tempting to keep on reading other entries once you finished the one you wanted. I suggest you urge your library to order it soon." -- News for Women in Psychology
"Unique in its international, interdisciplinary focus...very well written with excellent up-to-date bibliographies and cross references... The topics addressed are very useful and provide an excellent starting place for undergraduate and graduate research. Recommended for academic libraries supporting research and women's studies." -- College & Research Libraries
"Long awaited by scholars and students in women's studies and related disciplines, this set stands as a unique and indispensable multidisciplinary reference work... Since the editors and contributors admirably accomplish their goal of providing a resource suitable for scholars, professionals, and activists as well as for general readers, libraries large and small, academic and public, will find this incomparable encyclopedia an essential acquisition and an invaluable resource." -- Choice
"Provides a thoughtful introduction to relevant issues, as well as being challenging and thought provoking. The intent of this set is scholarly... Cheris Kramarae and Dale Spender have successfully geared this work so it will have appeal to upper level high school students and the general reader. This encyclopedia is a strong buy for academic libraries supporting women's studies programs and a worthy purchase for larger public libraries." -- Against the Grain
"This is a reliable reference work for scholars, professional, and general readers." -- American Reference Books Annual
"Given the relatively high number of contributors, the writing style, which is interesting enough to qualify this as a browsing book, is remarkably consistent, entry to entry. The international focus is maintained throughout, yielding a unified, homogeneous perspective on social, political, and artistic matters impacting women... The index at the end of volume 4 is thoroughly excellent, being both accurate and comprehensive... [RIEW] is a must purchase for college and university libraries with women's studies programs and a sound addition to most public and academic libraries." -- Booklist/RBB (starred review)
"The book's international focus bends over backward to include regions of the world and specific countries that rarely figure in more conventional research manuals--is laudable and at times even exciting." -- Library Journal
"Groundbreaking... A valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, for researchers at governmental and non-governmental organizations, for high school students, and for members of the general public." -- On Campus with Women
"This is the first women's studies encyclopedia with a truly global perspective... Will become the standard reference source for the field." -- Marlene Manoff, 1999-2000 Chair of the ACRL Women's Studies Section
"A must purchase for libraries and a wonderful addition to a scholar's library. This reference work makes good on its promise to provide a truly cross-national, multicultural set of perspectives." -- Donna J. Haraway, Professor, History of Consciousness Department, University of California at Santa Cruz
"A 'must' for university, college and school libraries, public libraries, resource centers and community organizations. A great help to anyone needing to access accurate accounts of women's concepts, practices and issues across the globe." -- Greta Hofmann Nemiroff, Coordinator of Women's Studies, Dawson College, Montreal
"A highly ambitious compendium, this work stands alone in the breadth and depth of its interdisciplinary and transnational coverage and far surpasses the only other comparable publication to date." -- Joan Ariel, University of California, Irvine/Signs