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Feminism

Jacqui True

in International Society and its Critics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265206
eISBN:
9780191601866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265208.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Starts by asking where women are in international society. While observing the absence of women from theories of international society, it argues that women are nonetheless present as actors in ... More


Mortality, Fertility and Gender Bias in India: A District-level Analysis *

Mamta Murthi, Anne-Catherine Guio, and Jean Drèze

in Indian Development: Selected Regional Perspectives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292043
eISBN:
9780191684852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292043.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter evaluates inter-district patterns of fertility, child mortality, and gender bias in India using data from the 1981 census. The findings highlight the powerful effects of variables ... More


Missing Women: Some Recent Controversies on Levels and Trends in Gender Bias in Mortality †

Stephan Klasen

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses two recent controversies surrounding levels and trends in the number of ‘missing women’ in the world. First, the impact of fertility decline on gender bias in mortality is ... More


Gender Inequality and Women’s Agency

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in India: Development and Participation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199257492
eISBN:
9780191717826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257492.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the inequality between men and women in India. Topics covered include: the female-male ratio; women's agency and child survival; fertility and women's emancipation; gender bias ... More


Widening Gap of Educational Opportunity? A Study of the Changing Patterns of Educational Attainment in China

Min‐Dong Paul Lee

in Inequality and Growth in Modern China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535194
eISBN:
9780191715730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535194.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter conveys a dynamic account of educational inequality in China during the last decade. It finds that younger students all over China are benefiting from the recent expansion of education. ... More


The Dilemma of Religious Lawmaking

Lucinda Peach

in Legislating Morality: Pluralism and Religious Identity in Lawmaking

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195143713
eISBN:
9780199786053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514371X.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter begins with a discussion of the meaning of the term religious lawmaking. It then describes the factors that make religious lawmaking constitutionally problematic in a morally and ... More


Contexts

Sara Mendelson and Patricia Crawford

in Women in Early Modern England 1550–1720

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201243
eISBN:
9780191674846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201243.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the intellectual and cultural ‘givens’ of early modern society, the world of discourses about gender into which every woman was born. Much recent work has focused on the ... More


Sex Segregation in Japanese Business

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter provides an analysis about sex segregation in Japanese firms on feminist studies written from the gendered-organizational perspective, which allows more context-specific evaluation of ... More


Introduction

Helen Kraus

in Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199600786
eISBN:
9780191731563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600786.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Church History

The introductory chapter gives a more detailed introduction to the study and its aims and objectives. It briefly charts the recent progress of feminist scholarship to a more moderate stance, to a ... More


Epigraphy and Demography: Birth, Marriage, Family, and Death

Walter Scheidel

in Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter uses evidence from all over the Graeco-Roman world. It shows that inscriptions are second only to papyri in providing the quantitative evidence without which the study of populations is ... More


Gendering the Varieties of Capitalism: Gender Bias in Skills and Social Policies

Margarita Estévez-abe

in The Political Economy of Japan's Low Fertility

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754866
eISBN:
9780804768207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754866.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter links the impact of skills and social policies on occupational segregation by gender. In explaining gender inequality, it draws together two separate literatures: one, the literature on ... More


Production and Navigation of Gender Bias: Heroic Masculinity, Female Misogyny, and Queen Bees

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter focuses on how men and women workers in Japanese companies participate in the re-creation of and/or navigation of gender biases and stereotypes. Male managers legitimize statistical ... More


Seduction, poison and magical theft: gender and contemporary fantasies of witchcraft

Alison Rowlands

in Witchcraft Narratives in Germany: Rothenburg, 1561-1652

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719052590
eISBN:
9781781700167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719052590.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

As was the case in many other places in early modern Europe, most of those who were accused of or who confessed to witchcraft or who were formally questioned as suspected witches in Rothenburg were ... More


Revisiting Current Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in Science

Carole J. Lee

in Implicit Bias and Philosophy, Volume 1: Metaphysics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198713241
eISBN:
9780191781698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713241.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Given the body of experimental studies on gender bias in the evaluation of women in academia (e.g. Steinpreis, Anders, and Ritzke, 1999; Moss-Racusin et al., 2012), many expected implicit bias to be ... More


Human Rights of Women in Africa: A Prerequisite for Human Security

Manisuli Ssenyonjo

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the relationship between culture and the realization of the human rights of women in Africa. The chapter is organized a follows: Section 2 provides an overview of human rights ... More


Family caregiving: a gender-based analysis of women's experiences

Christina Lee

in Chronic and Terminal Illness: new perspectives on caring and carers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631671
eISBN:
9780191730191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631671.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Family caregiving falls disproportionately on women. Several surveys have suggested that the majority of caregivers are women and, in some parts of the world, gender bias is more predominant, such as ... More


Stories in the ‘listening’: collecting data

Rachel Stanworth

in Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People who are Dying

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525110
eISBN:
9780191730504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525110.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the data gathering methods the author used during her research: participant observation and interviews. Participant observation entailed a systematic description of events, ... More


Save the Males!

Sarah S. Richardson

in Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084688
eISBN:
9780226084718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084718.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Bringing about sweeping transformations in cultural gender roles and expectations, the feminist movement has also changed the backdrop of conventional ideas about gender. This cultural change now ... More


Introduction: Gender, Psychology, and Justice

Corinne C. Datchi and Julie R. Ancis

in Gender, Psychology, and Justice: The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479819850
eISBN:
9781479846658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479819850.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter offers an overview of feminist literature on the justice system and highlights the way gender influences legal interventions. The concepts of gender neutrality, gender equality, and ... More


Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome

Sarah S. Richardson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084688
eISBN:
9780226084718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084718.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Sex Itself examines the interaction between cultural gender norms and genetic theories of sex from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present postgenomic age. Analyzing the history of ... More


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