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Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World

Four Volume Set
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February 2011 | 2 016 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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The Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World looks at women today and delves into contexts of being female in the 21st century. The scope of the Encyclopedia focuses on women's status starting approximately in the year 2000 and going forward. From A-to-Z, this work covers the spectrum of defining women in the contemporary world.

Signed entries (with cross-references and recommended readings) cover the full range of issues in contemporary women's studies, with volumes including information relevant to the following academic disciplinary contexts: arts and media; business and economics; criminal justice; education; family studies; health; media; military; politics; science and technology; sports; religion; and women in different cultures and countries.


"Aside from providing useful information for researchers, [it]...acknowledges the progress made by women, but it also points to how much more needs to be done...Needless to say, this title will prove a useful and highly-appropriate resource for academic libraries supporting women, gender, and feminist studies."

Tom Gilson
College of Charleston
Against the Grain

"The value of Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World lies in its focus on current popular topics."

Saundra Lipton
University of Calgary
Theological Librarianship: An Online Journal of the American Theological Library Association

"I would recommend this online encyclopedia for reference collections geared primarily toward undergraduate students, as it is a wonderful jumping-off point for their exploration of the diverse opportunities and challenges facing women in today's world."- Amanda Swygart-Hobaugh, Georgia State University, Librarian for Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology

Amanda Swygart-Hobaugh
Georgia State University
Feminist Collections
Key features
  • An initial "base product" of four volumes with 1,000 entries organized A-to-Z is available in both print and electronic formats to maximize accessibility for today's students both on campus and off.
  • In the electronic version, entitled The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World, entries are augmented by unique multimedia pedagogy (video clips, transcripts of the audio and video, colorful photographs, etc.) that enliven the content.  This multimedia content is being selected by Jane Sloan, Media Librarian and Head of Multimedia Services for Rutgers University Libraries.
  • The initial base product will be followed by significant annual updates to the electronic version to add new content, fresh multimedia, and updates for selected entries from the original 4 volumes.
  • Signed entries (with cross-references and recommended readings) cover the full range of issues in contemporary women's studies, with volumes including information relevant to the following academic disciplinary contexts: arts and media; business and economics; criminal justice; education; family studies; health; media; military; politics; science and technology; sports; religion; and women in different cultures and countries.
  • An A-to-Z organization, a "Reader's Guide" that organizes entries by broad themes, a detailed index, and cross-references between entries make it easy for users to locate the information they need.
  • Additional features include a Chronology of Women's Milestones, a Resource Guide to selected print and electronic resources, a Glossary, and an Appendix of primary documents.

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