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By Linda McDowell, Joane P. Sharp

ISBN-10: 0340741430

ISBN-13: 9780340741436

A Feminist word list of Human Geography is the 1st consultant to the most theories, options and phrases standard in geographical debates approximately gender relations.

Written by means of key individuals to feminist concept, it includes over four hundred energetic and available definitions of the phrases present in feminist debates which scholars of geography want to know. 4 degrees of access are used - from 50 to 1500 phrases - taking account of the various levels of complexity of the phrases covered.

From 'AIDS' to 'witch', from 'abortion' to 'whiteness', this 'Glossary' is cross-referenced all through and incorporates a accomplished bibliography. it's a useful reference for someone learning geography and gender, allowing them to procedure the terminology of feminist idea and concepts with self assurance.

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Because the main concern of the field is to examine physical and cultural variation among humans through time and space, anthropology has significantly contributed to discussions of GENDER and SEX as analytical categories. American anthropologists adopt a holistic perspective to integrate the ‘four fields’ of physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology and linguistics. In Europe, physical anthropology developed independently of ethnology (the study of peoples), the latter of which was tainted after World War II by its association with Nazi eugenics; social anthropology is now viewed as a distinct subdiscipline.

Birth rate The number of live births per 1000 of the population over a given period, usually a year. The ratio is normally adopted as an indicator of fertility and ranges from low values typical of developed countries such as 10 per 1000, to high values typical of developing countries of 50 per 1000. The ratio is affected by socio-cultural and economic characteristics, particularly women’s rights, contraception and healthcare. PM Bisexuality Defined as a condition in which an individual experiences desire for members of the same SEX and of the opposite sex.

Human beings could be described as biologically social, since ‘dependence upon social life is built into our very anatomical and physiological constitution, and into our developmental rhythms’ (Benton, 1991: 23). Though our sociality was doubtless established partly through natural selection, no causal explanations that ignore its power can be considered valid. CN Birth control The practice of managing human fertility and reproduction, for example through contraception. Malthus (1817) generated an interest in birth control in Western Europe in his writings on the problems of overpopulation.

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