The Global Status of Women and Girls: A Multidisciplinary Approach fosters inquiries into the complex and multifocal issues faced by women and girls around the world, both historically and today. It not only asks key questions related to public policy, but also it unearths the forces that created these current dilemmas. Through the multidisciplinary study of past and present, contributors take on policy conversations benefiting the global community. This book will appeal to any scholar interested in communication and gender studies.
Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 239 x 156 x 17 mm
The Global Status of Women and Girls is a necessary intervention in the scholarship on women and girls globally. By using a multi-disciplinary approach, the contributors are able to show the complexity of issues that women and girls face in their everyday lives from continued gender stereotypes, gender bias, violence, sexual assault, religious and political limits, and bitter attacks on women's activism. This book is required reading for anyone who wants to understand the power of patriarchy in shaping our world and see its effects on lives of individual women and girls. -- Kelly J. Baker, Editor of Women in Higher Education
The essays in this timely volume, The Global Status of Women and Girls, paint a thick and nuanced picture of the struggles that women and girls face throughout the world-struggles that threaten their sense of identity, the integrity of their bodies, their economic livelihoods, their very lives, and the future of our planet. At a time when these issues are real and urgent, all readers will benefit from the insights and moral guidance that shine brightly at the heart of each of these wonderful essays. -- Aline Kalbian, Florida State University
This wide-ranging collection highlights some of the many struggles faced by women in the world today. Applying feminist theories, the contributors advance suggestions for changes in governance and aid policies in several parts of the world. -- Amanda Porterfield, Florida State University