Encyclopedia of Gender and Society
- Jodi O'Brien - Seattle University, USA
Gender & Sexuality Studies (General) | Sociology (General) | Sociology of Gender
CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009
A comprehensive, two-volume encyclopedia covering the major theories, research, people and issues in contemporary gender studies. The work will be distinguished by a cross-nationaloss-cultural perspective providing comparative analyses of life experiences of men and women around the world.
"....All topics in this wide-ranging resource are addressed in an unbiased and unprejudiced manner, and facts are stated clearly and coherently. The coverage of changing topics is kept current. A valuable addition to any library."
"....The editor, advisory team, and contributors are to be credited for tackling a project of such immense scope.... O'Brien's commitment to the possibility of a more-informed discourse on the highly complex and nuanced topic of gender and society promises to benefit a broad readership.... Highly recommended for academic libraries of all sizes and for large public libraries."-BOOKLIST (starred review)