Rising Tide: Gender Equality and Cultural Change Around the World

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November 2004



The twentieth century gave rise to profound changes in traditional sex roles. This study reveals how modernization has changed cultural attitudes towards gender equality and analyzes the political consequences. It systematically compares attitudes towards gender equality worldwide, comparing almost 70 nations, ranging from rich to poor, agrarian to postindustrial. This volume is essential reading to gain a better understanding of issues in comparative politics, public opinion, political behavior, development and sociology.


Part I. The Causes of the Rising Tide: 1. Introduction: Explaining the rising tide of gender equality; 2. From traditional roles towards gender equality; 3. Religion, secularization, and gender equality; Part II. The Consequences of the Rising Tide: 4. The gender gap in voting and public opinion; 5. Political activism; 6. Women as political leaders; 7. Conclusions: gender equality and cultural change.


'The book is essential reading for scholars or students interested in gender politics, cultural change, and comparative public opinion.' International Journal of Public Opinion Research 'The book will prove appealing to individuals with an interest in contemporary gender dynamics, and will be like manna from the sun for political scientists concentrating on gender issues. The book is certainly recommended for its detailed charts and graphs ... a cohesive tone to the text. An additional benefit is the text's comprehensive bibliography which will prove considerably useful to readers inspired by Rising Tide.' Cercles 'Rising Tide is an accessible book in comparative gender politics, providing a rich source of data and data analysis on gender equality in almost seventy countries. ... an interesting source of information for feminist economists working on country-level as well as cross-country-level analyses of gender inequality.' Feminist Economics
EAN: 9780521822039
ISBN: 0521822033
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2004
Seitenanzahl: 244 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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