The Atlas of Women in the World

4th Edition

By Joni Seager

© 2009 – Routledge

128 pages

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Paperback: 9781844076086
pub: 2009-02-19
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About the Book

'When is an atlas a page-turner? When it makes the female half of the world visible in reliable statistics and glorious graphics. Nobody should be without this book.' Gloria Steinem

'A wonderfully illuminating and clear sighted book. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the reality of women's lives worldwide.' Melissa Benn

'A fascinating atlas. It is not only an invaluable reference book, but also throws up questions about why a woman's lot is not as good as a man's.' The Independent

To improve the state of women is to improve the state of the world. Global events continue to reveal the importance of understanding how women live across continents and cultures. Using maps and graphics in this new revision of her eye-opening book, Joni Seager uses up-to-the-minute research and data to show what shifts have occurred in the ten years since the first edition was published - the strides made by women and the distance still to be travelled. She explores the current status of women in relation to such key issues as:

  • Equality
  • Government
  • IT literacy
  • Feminism
  • Women's health
  • Motherhood
  • Women at work
  • Household trends
  • The global economy
  • Domestic violence
  • Refugees
  • Lesbian rights.

Reviews

When is an atlas a page-turner? When it makes the female half of the world visible in reliable statistics and glorious graphics. Nobody should be without this book.' Gloria Steinem

'A wonderfully illuminating and clear sighted book. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the reality of women's lives worldwide.' Melissa Benn

'A fascinating atlas. It is not only an invaluable reference book, but also throws up questions about why a woman's lot is not as good as a man's.' The Independent

'Here is a book that can be picked up in a spare moment or studied for hours, but that will never leave you indifferent.' WENnews

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Women in the World Part II: Families Part III: Birthrights Part IV: Body Politics Part V: Work Part VI: To Have and Have Not Part VII: Power World Tables Index

About the Author

Joni Seager is Professor and Chair of Geography at Hunter College, City University of New York. She has achieved international acclaim for her work in feminist environmentalism and has won the Association of American Geographers 2005 Media Achievement Award for her success in bringing geographic work to the attention of wide audiences.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies