Released on 2004Categories Social Science

Historical Dictionary of Feminism

Historical Dictionary of Feminism

Author: Janet K. Boles

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810849461

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 449

This Second Edition is an essential resource for librarians, scholars, and students. This succinct handbook includes more than 1,000 entries covering the persons, organizations, campaigns and court cases, goals and achievements, and current and future directions of the feminist movement, 75 percent of which are new and revised from the first edition. This second edition also features a more internationally focused introduction that provides an overview of the history and development of feminism as a movement and as a philosophy. Rounding out this new edition are an expanded chronology, and an updated bibliography that brings attention to many feminist online resources and periodicals, and emphasizes global and third-wave feminism, both new developments in the field since the publication of the first edition. Paying tribute to the struggles of the women, and men, who have worked to change and to improve the living conditions for women in the world, this book promises a comprehensive historical overview for readers of all interest levels.
Released on 2013Categories History

Historical Dictionary of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

Historical Dictionary of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Ghada Hashem Talhami

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810868588

Category: History

Page: 441

View: 339

The overriding theme of this work is that women's struggles, human rights, myths, and literary expression are indispensable to an understanding of the modern culture and socio-political development of the Middle East region. The work demonstrates that no aspect of Middle Eastern history and modern evolution was shaped in isolation of women's lives and contributions to society. The dictionary covers the biographies and written work of prominent historical female figures in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as 20th-century feminists, both male and female, who advanced women's rights over many years. The Historical Dictionary of Women in the Middle East and North Africa includes a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and a dictionary section that has over 400 cross-referenced entries on various aspects of Middle Eastern feminism and culture, touching upon religious themes such as Sharia laws, Islamic marriage, divorce, and inheritance practices. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the culture and history of women in the Middle East and North Africa.
Released on 2016-03-04Categories History

Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Kathleen Sheldon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442262935

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 937

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on individual African women in history, politics, religion, and the arts; on important events, organizations, and publications.
Released on 2014-09-09Categories Political Science

Historical Dictionary of Marxism

Historical Dictionary of Marxism

Author: Elliott Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442237988

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

View: 175

The Historical Dictionary of Marxism includes a chronology, introductory essay, and extensive bibliography. The dictionary provides over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, political parties and movements, and major communist or ex-communist countries. This book is an excellent access point for students and researchers.
Released on 2006Categories Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Feminist Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Feminist Philosophy

Author: Catherine Villanueva Gardner

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Rel

ISBN: UVA:X004908192

Category: Philosophy

Page: 275

View: 572

The introduction of Historical Dictionary of Feminist Philosophy provides a useful overview of the subject, while the chronology runs the gamut from ancient Greek to contemporary feminist philosophers. Dictionary entries cover both the central figures and ideas from the historical tradition of philosophy, as well as ideas and theories from contemporary feminist philosophy, such as epistemology and topics like abortion and sexuality. In addition to including entries on Aristotle, Plato, Descartes, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Beauvoir, and Daly, relevant aspects of other fields of philosophy, the major concepts, and prevailing interpretations and conjectures are also covered. A comprehensive bibliography allows for further reading.
Released on 2005Categories Social Science

Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Kathleen E. Sheldon

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810853310

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

View: 521

This vast dictionary launches the new series, Historical Dictionaries of Women in the World, and fills a huge gap in the literature, as there previously has not been any comprehensive reference work on African women. This dictionary includes over 660 entries on notable women in history, politics, religion, the arts, and other sectors; on events particularly associated with women; on women's organizations and publications; and on a range of topics that are important to women in general or that have a special importance for African women, including marriage, fertility, market women, goddesses, and much more. Entries include cross-referencing information that facilitates readers' ability to find related information. The book also includes an introductory essay and a chronology on African women's history, as well as an extensive bibliography divided into sub-sections on different historical eras and subjects. Access to finding specific information is further aided by a country index. A wide range of users will find this reference extremely valuable, including researchers in African or women's history, high school and university students, and people involved with African policy and development issues such as diplomats or aid workers.
Released on 2013-09-19Categories Social Science

Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements

Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements

Author: JoAnne Myers

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810874688

Category: Social Science

Page: 518

View: 923

Not so long ago hardly anything was said of the Lesbian Liberation Movement and the Gay Liberation Movement, indeed, the terms gay and lesbian were not even used if some other expression could be found. Today, by contrast, hardly a day passes when something important does not occur, and is carried by the major media and disseminated on more personal levels through blogs and the social media. If anything, there is perhaps too much “news” and not enough “information.” Obviously, a book like this cannot keep up with the news, but it can do something equally important when it comes to information, by reminding us of the past and what has been going and just how fast events are moving. The Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements covers the history of this movement through a cross-referenced dictionary with over 1000 entries on specific countries and regions, influential historical figures, laws that criminalized same-sex sexuality, various historical terms that have been used to refer to aspects of same-sex love, and contemporary events and legal decisions. Including a comprehensive chronology and bibliography, this book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone interested in learning more about the struggle for equality.
Released on 2016-12-05Categories Art

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Art

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Art

Author: Ann Lee Morgan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442276680

Category: Art

Page: 570

View: 284

The Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Art details the history of contemporary art through a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important artists, styles, terms, and movements.
Released on 2011-10-10Categories Religion

Historical Dictionary of Lutheranism

Historical Dictionary of Lutheranism

Author: Günther Gassmann

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810874824

Category: Religion

Page: 560

View: 555

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Lutheranism presents information on major theological issues, historical developments of Lutheranism worldwide, Lutheran ecumenical and missionary involvement and activities, worship and liturgy, spirituality, social ethics, inter-religious and Jewish relations, Lutheranism and the arts, theology, and important representatives of Lutheranism. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, an appendix of Lutheran Churches, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Lutheranism.
Released on 2012-02-23Categories Religion

Historical Dictionary of Catholicism

Historical Dictionary of Catholicism

Author: William J. Collinge

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810879799

Category: Religion

Page: 624

View: 192

With about one billion members, the Catholic Church is one of the world’s largest religious bodies, and its history is crucially linked to global events. In the Historical Dictionary of Catholicism, author William J. Collinge provides the reader with a comprehensive introduction to the theology, doctrines, and worship of the religion. He covers the entire Catholic tradition from the time of Jesus to the present, including the periods before the present division of Christianity into Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant. Collinge has also included entries on heretical, schismatic, and dissident movements within Catholicism, and he covers the relation of Catholicism to other Christian traditions, to the major non-Christian religions, and to Western cultural and philosophical traditions. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Catholicism has been updated to reflect recent developments in the Catholic Church, most notably the death of Pope John Paul II and his succession by Pope Benedict XVI. An updated introduction precedes the main body of the dictionary, which contains more than 500 alphabetical, cross-referenced entries covering persons, organizations, places, events, titles, and concepts. The entries are followed by several appendixes on popes, ecumenical councils, the documents of Vatican Council II, major papal encyclicals, and Catholic prayers, and a comprehensive bibliography provides the researcher with further readings. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Catholicism is an ideal access point for students, researchers, or anyone interested in the history of the Catholic Church.