Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

2004 Edition
| Editors: Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember


The central aim of this encyclopedia is to give the reader a comparative perspective on issues involving conceptions of gender, gender differences, gender roles, relationships between the genders, and sexuality. The encyclopedia is divided into two volumes: Topics and Cultures.

The combination of topical overviews and varying cultural portraits is what makes this encyclopedia a unique reference work for students, researchers and teachers interested in gender studies and cross-cultural variation in sex and gender. It deserves a place in the library of every university and every social science and health department.

Contents:- Glossary. Cultural Conceptions of Gender. Gender Roles, Status, and Institutions. Sexuality and Male-Female Interaction. Sex and Gender in the World's Cultures. Culture Name Index. Subject Index.



Editors and affiliations

  • Carol R. Ember
    • 1
  • Melvin Ember
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Relationa Area Files/Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-47770-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-29907-5
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Number Of Entries 105
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