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Black Women in America

Black Women in America (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.18 million words
Illustration(s):
446

...Women in America Front Matter Publishing Information EDITORIAL BOARD End Matter Selected Bibliography Directory of Contributors 2006 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source 2005 Booklist Editor's Choice 2005 Choice Outstanding Academic Title The second edition of Black Women in America , edited by Darlene Clark Hine, provides expanded coverage of the achievements and contributions of African American women. Winner of the Dartmouth Medal for Outstanding Reference Publication of 1994, the first edition of Black Women in...

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
1.92 million words
Illustration(s):
441

...of Women in World History Front Matter Publishing Information EDITORIAL BOARD EDITOR IN CHIEF Introduction Introduction We Stand on the Shoulders of Giants. Joining Women's History and World History. A World of Expertise. Chronology of Women's History End Matter Directory of Contributors The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History , edited by Bonnie G. Smith, captures the experiences of women throughout history in a far-reaching, four-volume work. Although there has been extensive research on women in history by...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
726,723 words

...Women Wazed, Sheikh Hasina Wealth, Welfare, and Labor (Theoretical Overview) West Bank and Gaza Wet Nurses Wives of the Prophet Women and Islam Women and Islam: Role and Status of Women Women and Islam: Women’s Religious Observances Women and Social Protest Women and Social Protest: Contemporary Women and Social Protest: Historical Women and Social Reform Women and Social Reform: An Overview Women and Social Reform: Middle East Women and Social Reform: North Africa Women and Social Reform: South Asia Women and Social Reform: Southeast Asia Women Living...

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
781,712 words

...historical issues, such as AIDS, racism, sexual harassment, and the Civil War, are examined alongside accounts of women publishing and contemporary literary theory, such as black feminism, lesbian literary theory, and deconstruction. Cathy N. Davidson is Professor of English at Duke University Linda Wagner-Martin is Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States . Cathy Davidson and Linda Wagner-Martin. Oxford University Press 1995. Oxford...

A Dictionary of Gender Studies

A Dictionary of Gender Studies   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
Length:
48,658 words
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5

...Votes for Women to Reclaim the Night. It is an invaluable reference resource for students taking Gender Studies courses at undergraduate or postgraduate level, and for those applying a gender perspective within other subject areas. Gabriele Griffin is Professor of Gender Research at Uppsala University, Sweden, and visiting professor at Åbo Akademie University, Finland, and at the Gender Institute, London School of Economics. She was Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of York (UK) from 2006 to 2015 . Her research centres on women’s cultural...

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Literature
Length:
308,875 words

...and Director of the Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards. The author of numerous articles and books on American women writers and American literature and culture, Professor Martin founded and continues to edit Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal . Her books include An American Triptych: The Lives and Work of Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson and Adrienne Rich ; We Are the Stories We Tell: Best Short Fiction by North American Women Writers since 1945 ; Colonial American Travel Narratives ; The Art of the Short Story ; The Cambridge...

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History
Length:
514,207 words

... From Albert Einstein to the Marx Brothers, this authoritative reference book provides biographies of men and women from different countries and cultures who have contributed to the thought as well as the action of the twentieth century. Who's Who in the Twentieth Century . Oxford University Press, 1999. Oxford Reference Online . Oxford University Press. 9780192800916 9780191726439 0192800914 1999 First published 1985 as The Longman Dictionary of 20th Century Biography . Revised Edition published 1992 by Oxford University Press as A Dictionary of...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...The more than 450 entries in this work examine our shared history "from the bottom up," with entries on the way automobiles shaped American lives, the westward movement of settlers and farmers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the transformation of work over time, the women's suffrage movement, counterculture, leisure activities, consumption patterns, voting habits, population movements, racial divides, and many more fascinating topics intended to help readers develop a richer framework for understanding the social experience of Americans throughout...

A Dictionary of Film Studies

A Dictionary of Film Studies (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
342,731 words
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1

...in both the UK and overseas. She has authored, edited, and contributed to a wide range of works within Film Studies, including The Women’s Companion to International Film (1989), BFI screenonline , An Everyday Magic: Cinema and Cultural Memory (2002), Screening World Cinema: A Screen Reader (with Catherine Grant, 2006), Little Madnesses: Winnicott, Transitional Phenomena and Cultural Experience (2013), and the Women Film Pioneers Project . She was an editor of the OUP journal Screen for more than thirty years. Guy Westwell is Senior Lecturer in...

Oxford Encyclopedias of the Islamic World: Digital Collection

Oxford Encyclopedias of the Islamic World: Digital Collection   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1.20 million words
Illustration(s):
21

...brief essays to major interpretive and synthetic treatments of topics such as the Islamic state, pilgrimage, law, marriage, and foreign relations. Related entries cover areas of general interest such as social and political movements, women, Muslim minorities, human rights, Islam in the West, interreligious affairs. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World: Digital Collection 1 9780197669419...

Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
304,995 words

...Emile Zola), characters (Almayer family, Mr Jones, Jim, Captain Mitchell, Nostromo, the Professor, Edith Travers), reputation (biographies, films, influences on other writers, portraits and other images, translations), and historical context (First World War, Polish question, women’s suffrage movement). Owen Knowles and Gene M. Moore, together with their team of distinguished Advisers and Contributors, have created a unique and authoritative reference work on all things Conradian. Owen Knowles , Senior Lecturer at the University of Hull, is the author of...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Educational Administration

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Educational Administration   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1.08 million words
Illustration(s):
100

...System, Vice President for Sylvan Learning, Professor, and Faculty Director of a University-based Center for Teaching and Learning in California. In 2015, she was the recipient of the AERA 2015 Willystine Goodsell Award (Women in Education SIG) and gave the keynote address at AERA 2016, Washington, D.C. for her research on women and girls. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Arizona School Administrators Outstanding Higher Education Administrator of the Year Award. Dr. Papa has published 25+ books in the areas of leadership, educational policy, social...

The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction

The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

...such as the suburb, the publishing trade, and the literary agent. Significant social developments and themes are examined in topic entries, which allow the reader to explore all the novels in a particular genre. Notably, women writers make up nearly half of the biographical entries, reflecting the unprecedented number of women who began to publish during the period. Indispensable for students and lovers of literature, the Companion offers unique access to the works, writers, and preoccupations of this absorbing period in history. Sandra Kemp is Director...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
679,126 words
Illustration(s):
1

...women in Roman law, 1: 416 , 423 maiming punishment, 2: 362–363 visiting Roman military camps, 2: 392 sexuality under control of father or husband in Hebrew Bible, 1: 483 status and severity of crime of sexual violence, 2: 343 and use, 1: 464 in synoptic Gospels, 1: 530 used by men to negotiate, 1: 447 Woman Wisdom versus Woman Stranger, 1: 361 , 363 wo/men, utility of term, 1: 341 Women’s Bible Commentary, The (Lapsley, Newsom, and Ringe), 1: 545 Women’s Bible Commentary, The (Newsom and Ringe), 2: 104 Women’s...

A Dictionary of Buddhism

A Dictionary of Buddhism   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
231,509 words
Illustration(s):
23

...features broad-ranging entries on the history and doctrines of the major Buddhist schools, information on the spread of Buddhism in Asia and the West, and coverage of issues of contemporary concern such as human rights, abortion, euthanasia, ‘engaged Buddhism’, and the role of women in Buddhist teachings. Damien Keown is Reader in Buddhism, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and the author of several books on Buddhism including Buddhism: A Very Short...

The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists

The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
416,329 words
Illustration(s):
12

...figures in American history from the seventeenth century to the present day. All of the major schools of American economic thought are represented, from the Constitutional school to the Keynesian school, and the dictionary includes in-depth coverage of the many overlooked women who have influenced economic thought in America. Individually, the entries capture important contributions to the development of economic thought in America; collectively, they encapsulate the rich diversity of that thought and the influences that have been at play on America...

A Dictionary of Political Biography

A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
392,286 words

...870 entries Compiled by an expert team of contributors, this dictionary covers all the major figures in world politics of the twentieth century. Authoritative and wide-ranging, it describes and assesses the lives of around 870 men and women who have shaped political events across the world. Each entry includes an account of the background, career, and achievements of the individual concerned, balancing fact with critical appraisal. This second online edition, commissioned especially for Oxford Reference, contains many new entries, and the whole text has been...

The Grove Book of Operas

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
519,805 words
Illustration(s):
194

...brings the book up to date with several recently composed operas. Recent additions to the operatic repertory included for the first time in this edition include Nicholas Maw, Sophie's Choice; Poul Ruders, A Handmaid's Tale; John Adams, Death of Klinghoffer; and Mark Adamo, Little Women. Covering all operas in the current repertory along with some less-well-known early and very modern ones, this is an ideal volume for the general opera lover. Stanley Sadie was a leading musicologist and critic, and specialist in Mozart. He was appointed CBE in 1982. Laura Macy ...

The Oxford Companion to Military History

The Oxford Companion to Military History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
852,842 words
Illustration(s):
91

...help from Dr Spencer Jones. A complete overview of military history from classical times to the present, The Oxford Companion to Military History is an essential guide to how the world has been shaped by conflict. Entries on key topics such as intelligence, propaganda, tactics, women in the military, and peacekeeping are included, with over 70 maps showing the course of famous battles and campaigns. Richard Holmes , CBE, TD, was Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science in the UK. He presented...

The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

The Oxford Companion to Scottish History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
553,128 words
Illustration(s):
1

...to Scottish History aims to cover more than 20 centuries of history, and interpret history broadly, covering areas such as archaeology, climate, culture, languages, immigration, migration, and emigration. Multi-authored entries analyse key themes such as national identity, women and society, living standards, and religious belief across the centuries in an authoritative yet approachable way. The A-Z entries are complemented by maps, genealogies, a glossary, a chronology, and an extensive guide to further reading. More than a historical dictionary or...

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