A team of subject specialists has taken on the immense task of documenting publications in the area of women's studies in the last decades of the 20th century. The result is this truly monumental work, which maps the field, covering thousands of titles and Web sites in 19 subject areas published between 1985 and 1999. Intended as a reference and collection development tool, this bibliography provides a guide to women's studies information for each title along with a detailed, often evaluative review. The annotations summarize each work's content, its importance or contribution to women's studies, and its relationship to other titles on the subject. Most reviews cite and describe similar and contrasting titles, substantially extending the coverage. Core titles and titles that are out of print are noted, and reviews indicate which titles are appropriate as texts or supplemental texts.Contributors overturn the notion of beauty pageants as either superficial exercises in narcissism or commercial exploitation of women in this collection of essays that describe beauty contests in fourteen cultures. The editors point out thatanbsp;...
|Author||:||Linda A. Krikos, Cindy Ingold|
|Publisher||:||Libraries Unlimited - 2004|