Black Women in America (2005)Since the first edition was published in 1994, a new generation of American black women has flourished, demanding this landmark reference be brought up to date. Women such as Venus and Serena Williams, Condoleezza Rice, Carol Moseley Braun, Ruth Simmons, and Ann Fudge have become household names for their remarkable contributions to sports, politics, academia, and business. In nearly 600 entries, Black Women in America celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history, highlights their ongoing contributions in America today, and represents the new research the first edition helped to generate. -- Publisher's Description
Die Frau und ihre Berufe (1921)A useful lexicon giving information on women and their professions, what is unique about women, the position of women in various countries, and the progress of the feminist movement.
Encyclopedia of Gender and Society (2009)We are continually and inescapably immersed in gender, so much so that we take it for granted without fully realizing its impact on our lives. As gender scholar Judith Lorber once remarked, talking about gender is like fish talking about water. When a child is born, the first question we ask is, “What is it!” We expect that everyone understands that the question is about the baby's gender. When we do pause to consider what gender is and how it affects us, we may be surprised at the extent to which gender is everywhere and influences every aspect of society. For decades, scholars of gender have been documenting and analyzing the various ways in which gender shapes individual lives, cultural beliefs and practices, and social and economic organization. Once they become aware of its significance, students of gender find themselves thinking about everything from why the labels “men” and “women” on public restrooms evoke such a sense of forbidden territory (we don't have similar separation in our homes), to why banks and funding agencies prefer to lend money to women rather than men in developing countries. Publisher's Description
International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities(IEMM) is a new multidisciplinary reference work covering the subject matter of men, gender, and masculinity from a global perspective. Masculinity studies is explored in IEMM through concise scholarly subject/thematic essays.
Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical EncyclopediaFull-text. 'This encyclopedia seeks to make available to all who are interested in Jewish history and culture the varied accomplishments of Jewish women and their many contributions to the Jewish historical experience over the course of the past three millennia.' (from About/Editor's Preface on the website) Jewish Women's Archive