Encyclopedia of Sex & Gender-SHAREGO
Fedwa Malti-Douglas, "Encyclopedia of Sex & Gender"
Macmillan l PDF l 2000 Pages l 27 MB
In this four-volume encyclopedia, chief editor Malti-Douglas (Indiana U.) presents some 730 alphabetical entries, written by an international team of scholarly contributors, that collectively explore a broad array of topics that fall under the purview of investigations of sex and gender across cultures and time in the social sciences.
Thematically, the entries are said to address bodies and body parts; body art; body modification; biology of sex; civilizations and cultures; commerce and crime; dance and performance; digital and mass media; diseases; film; folk and popular culture; gender roles; high art; literature; magazines and pin-ups; marriage and family; media, performance, and the arts; music; objects; photography and comics; politics; religion and religious traditions; reproduction and birth control; sex acts, sex aids; sex practices; sexualities and sexual preferences; spaces and places; and systems of knowledge. A significant number of entries are devoted to personalities, but only deceased ones. Entries range in length from several thousand to several hundred words. A cumulative index is included in the final volume.