Women, Gender, and Sexuality

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Provides a resource for understing the most pressing issues involving women, gender, and sexuality.
Whether in the home or in the public arenas of media, work, sports, politics, art or religion, women often become embroiled as subjects in the political, social, and cultural debates in America. People on all areas of the political landscape see women in diverse and conflicting ways -- as either "too liberated" or "not liberated enough," or whether and how gender and sexual roles are rooted in either biology or culture. Battleground: Women, Gender, and Sexuality helps readers navigate contemporary issues and debates pertaining to women's lives in the United States and globally. This work examines how science and culture intertwine to influence how we think about our identities, desires, relationships, and societal roles today.

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Despite legal gains over the past half century, women still receive lower salaries than men and do most of the housework. Lind (women's studies, University of Cincinnati) and Brzuzy (social work, Xavier University) have compiled this reference manual to review issues of gender, giving their history and current status. The two-volume set contains articles by a number of experts on topics ranging from economic situations, sexuality, perceptions of women in the media, health issues affecting women, and religion, among others. The editors certainly agree with the statement that "women's bodies are a battleground," however the articles are even-handed, focusing on how various issues affect women. Informational sidebars give interesting background information. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780313340390
Characteristics: 2 v. (xix, 662 p.) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Brzuzy, Stephanie
Lind, Amy
Alternative Title: Women and gender


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