The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, Volumen1

Oxford University Press, 2008 - 2752 páginas
The Encyclopedia of Women in World History captures the experiences of women throughout world history in a comprehensive, 4-volume work. Although there has been extensive research on women in history by region, no text or reference work has comprehensively covered the role women have played throughout world history.

The past thirty years have seen an explosion of research and effort to present the experiences and contributions of women not only in the Western world but across the globe. Historians have investigated womens daily lives in virtually every region and have researched the leadership roles women have filled across time and region. They have found and demonstrated that there is virtually no historical, social, or demographic change in which women have not been involved and by which their lives have not been affected. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History benefits greatly from these efforts and experiences, and illuminates how women worldwide have influenced and been influenced by these historical, social, and demographic changes.

The Encyclopedia contains over 1,250 signed articles arranged in an A-Z format for ease of use. The entries cover six main areas: biographies; geography and history; comparative culture and society, including adoption, abortion, performing arts; organizations and movements, such as the Egyptian Uprising, and the Paris Commune; womens and gender studies; and topics in world history that include slave trade, globalization, and disease. With its rich and insightful entries by leading scholars and experts, this reference work is sure to be a valued, go-to resource for scholars, college and high school students, and general readers alike.

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Edited by Smith (history, Rutgers, Univ.; The Gender of History: Men, Women, and Historical Practice), these four volumes combine scholarship from the relatively new fields of world history and women ... Leer comentario completo

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O texto traz uma abordagem bastante interessante sobre a problematização das mulheres na história e a história das mulheres. Ela dialoga com diversos autores, desde os mais remotos aos da contemporaneidade. Inclui também autores do chamado terceiro mundo, com realce para os países africanos, asiáticos. O texto é fluído, preciso e direcionado. NO final ela resume todo o texto chamando atenção para a responsabilidade social da pesquisadora sobre a situação das mulheres no mundo. 

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Topical Outline of Entries volume 4
Directory of Contributors volume 4
Index volume 4
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Bonnie G. Smith is a Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and has published widely.

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