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The Encyclopedia of Gender and Society covers the major theories, research, people, and issues in contemporary gender studies. This comprehensive encyclopedia is distinguished by a cross-national/cross-cultural perspective that provides comparative analyses of the life experiences of men and women around the world.
Author(s): Jodi O'Brien
Edition: 1st
Articles: 475
Images: 3
People: 67

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ABANTU for Development

ABANTU for Development, established in 1991 in London by African women, is an international nongovernmental organization. Abantu means “people”...

Abortion

The term abortion is defined as an induced or spontaneous expulsion of an embryo or fetus from the uterus of a pregnant woman. In the United...

About the Editor

Jodi O’Brien is the Louis B. Gaffney Professor of Arts and Sciences and chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Seattle...

Abzug, Bella (1920–1998)

Bella Abzug was a famous politician and lawyer who battled for the rights of women, working people, and overall civil rights concerns throughout...

Access to Justice

Access to justice refers to the ability to receive, mobilize for, and be informed about social practices and procedures that reinforce certain...

Activo/Passivo Sex Roles

Activo/passivo sex roles, or active/passive sex roles, describes a gender-stratified form of male homosexual behavior common throughout Latin...

ACT UP

The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), an organization committed to using civil disobedience, direct action, and other forms of...

Addams, Jane (1860-1935)

Feminist pragmatist, social settlement leader, and Nobel laureate, Jane Addams was a charismatic world leader with an innovative intellectual and...

Adultery

Adultery, also commonly referred to as infidelity, or “cheating,” traditionally involves a person willingly engaging in sexual physical activity...

Advertising, Gender Images in

It is estimated that the average American is exposed to over 40,000 television commercials per year. When the even larger amount of print...

Affirmative Action

The term affirmative action refers to an organization’s explicit efforts to ensure that people are not discriminated against on the basis of...

African American Feminist Thought

See Black Feminist Thought ...

Ageism

The term ageism was coined by Robert Butler, a medical doctor, in 1969. It refers to systematic prejudice and discrimination against people...

AIDS and International Women’s Health

Women’s health in the international context exists within a global context of significant inequities between geographic regions that leave some...