Female Well-Being

Toward a Global Theory of Social Change

Janet Mancini Billson and Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

Female Well-Being

Janet Mancini Billson and Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

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448 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $53.95 ISBN: 9781842770092 Published September 2005 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Acknowledgements
Preface

One: Introduction
1. The twentieth century as a transformation time for women - Janet Mancini Billson and Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
2. The complexities of defining female well-being - Janet Mancini Billson
3. A critique of social change theories - Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban and Janet Mancini Billson

Two: Case Studies
4. Women in Bangladesh: a journey in stages
5. Women in Canada: a century of struggle - Tess Hooks, Patrice Leclerc and Roderic Beaujoy
6. Women in Colombia: 'you forge your path as you walk' - Elena Garces de Eder with Adriana Marulanda Herran
7. Women in Croatia: continuity and change - Vesna Barilar, Zeljka Jelavic and Sandra Prlenda
8. Women in Iceland: strong women - myths and contradictions - Thorgerdur Einarsdottir
9. Women in Japan: change and resistance to chance - Masako Aiuchi, Makoto Ichimori, Masako Inoue, Keiko Kondo and Fusako Seki
10. Women in South Africa: crossing the great divides of race and gender - A. M. (ria) Van Niekerk and Jopie Van Rooyen
11. Women in Sudan: resistance and survival - Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
12. Women in Thailand: changing the paradigm of female well-being - Farung Mee-Udon and Ranee Itarat
13. Women in the United Kingdom: the impacts of immigration, 1900-2000 - Erica Halvorsen and Heather Eggins
14. Women in the United States of America: the struggle for economic citizenship - Laura Khoury
Three: New theory for a new century
15. Common challenges: factors that enhance of detract from female well-being
16. Towards a gendered theory of social change
17. Towards global female well-being

Editors and Contributors
Index
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