Global Women's Issues: Women in the World Today, extended version
Janni Aragon, University of Victoria
Mariel Miller, University of Victoria
Pub Date: 2012
ISBN 13: 978-1-6223992-5-3
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I very strongly feel that as far as comprehensiveness is concerned, this book does a good job. I specialize in women's health and primarily work in read more
I very strongly feel that as far as comprehensiveness is concerned, this book does a good job. I specialize in women's health and primarily work in the area of women and children with a special emphasis on girl child. What I really like about this book is that it covers varied areas related to women, such as education, health, media, and employment. Usually I come across books that focus on one or may 2-3 areas, but this book is different in the sense it provides material of different aspects of teaching or working on women issues.
I would say that material mentioned in this book is more or less accurate. However, more data from various international data bases and other related sources could have supplemented the pictures and stories presented across the book.
Yes I would say the book is relevant and can be used for a longer period of time. Instructors planning to adapt this book will need to supplement information presented in this book along with data and other snippets from online sources.
One of the features I have liked about this book is the clarity of material being presented. One suggestion I will have for a book of this kind will be to have more stories and interviews from the beneficiaries. This will make the content even stronger and some thing that audiences will be able to relate to.
Overall the book maintain's its consistency. Though for some of the chapters where there are theoretical models available, the same could be added for future editions
As highlighted through my comments for earlier section, one feature that makes this book stand out is the different themes/disciplines/subject matter it presents in one book. Instructors looking to teach various aspects related to women can use this text just for that specific material they are interested in covering in their class.
As an instructor and some one who is deeply committed to women issues, I like the organization/structure for the information presented in this book. Those looking to have in-class exercises or assignments on specific issues related to women, will benefit if appropriate databases information is presented across the text.
I personally have liked some of the pictures and other graphics presented across the book. As mentioned in my earlier comments, I would prefer if there are interviews and more in-depth stories of real women/beneficiaries of various programs mentioned across this book.
I did not specifically find any grammatical errors.
The fact that this is a text book on Global Women's issue, it has done a good job of bringing examples of women issues from different parts of the planet. This also offers the audience/s to relate to issues women face across the planet and how policy makers, social workers, and public health professionals can learn from successful experiences else where. For example, the implementation of "Grameen bank" related programs based on the success it experiences in Bangladesh.
Just include some more databases information for specific issues for audiences that would be interested in working further on specific topics mentioned across the book.
This book is a comprehensive overview on an in depth subject. The author does a nice job of touching on one subject per chapter. This is perfect read more
This book is a comprehensive overview on an in depth subject. The author does a nice job of touching on one subject per chapter. This is perfect for an undergraduate intro class on Global Women's issues since most of the chapters can be an entire semester long course.
For now the information appears to be accurate. Things change so quickly in this field that it is hard to remain accurate for most printed texts. I think this format allows better accuracy for this subject due to the ability to edit and add on information. I also think it is challenging to be unbiased on these issues, the writing of the content in and of itself is biased.
I think it is written in a way that necessary updates can be easily added in order for the text to stay relevant.
I love the style in which this book has been written, the combination of information, statistics, first hand stories and inspiration people in the field is ideal. It makes it easy to read and understand , even if the information is new..
It seems very consistent.
Each chapter is a perfect length. Within the chapter you can also break down the subheadings and assign accordingly with your class.However, none of the chapters are so long that they need to be broken down. It seems quite easy to reorganize.
It flows very well and is completely logical.
I had no problems with the interface.
Yeah, grammar is not my strength so.... Looked good to me.
This text did a terrific job of being culturally relevant and inclusive. The subject is one that needs to be so it is not surprising that the author brought in stories, examples and facts from several different cultures, SES, race, religion and genders.
Table of Contents
About the Extended Version
Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: Fourth Conference on Women
Preface: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
- Overview: Interview with Ambassador Melanne Vereer
- Chapter 1: Women and Poverty
- Chapter 2: Women and Education
- Chapter 3: Women and Health
- Chapter 4: Violence Against Women
- Chapter 5: Women, Girls and Armed Conflict
- Chapter 6: Women in the Economy
- Chapter 7: Women in Power and Decisionmaking
- Chapter 8: Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women
- Chapter 9: Human Rights of Women
- Chapter 10: Women and the Media
- Chapter 11: Women and the Environment
- Chapter 12: Rights of the Girl Child
Bibliography: Additional Resources
About the Book
We cannot solve global challenges unless women participate fully in efforts to find solutions. Female participation in the private sector is a crucial economic driver for societies worldwide. Economic security benefits every facet of a woman’s life, with positive effects on the health, education and vitality of families. Learn about women who are changing their societies for the better. This book is based on the twelve critical areas of concern identified in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995: The burden of poverty on women, unequal access to education and training, inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to health care and related services, violence against women, the effects of armed or other kinds of conflict on women, including those living under foreign occupation, inequality in economic structures and policies, inequality between men and women in the sharing of power and decision-making at all levels, insufficient mechanisms at all levels to promote the advancement of women, lack of respect for and inadequate promotion and protection of the human rights of women, stereotyping of women and inequality in women’s access to and participation in all communication systems, especially in the media, gender inequalities in the management of natural resources and in the safeguarding of the environment, and persistent discrimination against and violation of the rights of the girl child. This extended version of Global Women’s Issues: Women in the World Today includes, for each chapter, a summary, key words, multiple choice questions, discussion questions, essay questions, and a list of additional resources. Copies of the original book are also available in Arabic, Portuguese, and Spanish.
About the Contributors
Dr. Janni Aragon (BA/MA San Diego State University, MA/PhD UC Riverside) is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Victoria. She has taught courses on American Politics, Political Theory, Gender and Politics, Feminist Theory, Gender and International Relations, Model United Nations Simulation, Internship in Political Science, as well as numerous Women's Studies courses at the University of Victoria and San Diego State University. Her research interests include: Gender and Politics, American Politics, Women and Technology, Third Wave Feminisms, Social Movements, and Transnational Feminism. She has been published in New Political Science, Women's Studies Quarterly, and the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics. She is currently working on a project focused on pedagogy, popular culture, and technology entitled, "Feminist Pedagogical Border Crossing: Using Popular Culture to Teach Globalization to the 'Net Gen.'"
Dr. Aragon was the 2011-13 Chair of the Academic Women’s Caucus at UVic. In this capacity, Aragon represents all women faculty and librarians at all equity, diversity, and human rights meetings. She also sits on the Senate in the Learning and Teaching Committee. She also served as the 2010-11 President of the Caucus for Women and Gender Justice for the Western Political Science Association (WPSA). She has served as the Chair of the Gender and Politics section and Teaching, Research, and Professional Development section of regional political science associations. Dr. Aragon and Dr. Kathleen Jones co-coordinated the Feminist Theory Conference at the WPSA in 2009.
Mariel Miller is an Educational Design Specialist in the Department of Technology Integrated Learning. She works with instructors and programs to facilitate learning through designing, developing, and refining online courses. Her research and professional interests include the design and use of online environments to support regulation of learning as a dynamic and social process. Specifically, her SSHRC funded doctoral research centres on leveraging scripting and visualization tools to support teams to regulate collaboration.