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National Geographic Learning Reader: Gender Roles: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, 1st Edition

  • includes Printed Access Card
  • National Geographic Learning
  • ISBN-10: 1133603599  |  ISBN-13: 9781133603597
  • 128 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.00
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About

Overview

GENDER ROLES: A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE is part of a ground-breaking new series, the National Geographic Learning Reader Series. This series brings learning to life by featuring compelling images, media, and text from National Geographic. Through this engaging content, students develop a clearer understanding of the world around them. Published in a variety of subject areas, the National Geographic Learning Reader Series connects key topics to authentic examples and can be used in conjunction with most standard texts or online materials available for your courses. Access to a media-enhanced eBook is included with each reader. The eleven articles in this single-themed reader present a wide range of global perspectives on the issue of gender, exploring social and cultural influences on male and female roles and behavior, and how sometimes, those traditional influences can be overturned. Accompanying each article is a summary headnote, a bulleted list of points to think about when reading the article, and a set each of discussion questions, writing activities, and collaborative activities that will help students explore in more depth the important gender issues that this reader addresses.

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Features and Benefits

  • Each article has an introduction to provide context for the student as well as focus questions that suggest ideas to think about while reading the selection.
  • Rich photography and compelling images are used throughout the reader to further enhance understanding of the selections.
  • The chapter culminating section includes discussion questions, writing activities, and collaborative activities to stimulate both in-class discussion and out-of-class work.
  • Additional resources are available via a an eBook. This eBook contains videos and the capability to highlight, take notes, search and bookmark.
  • Three articles in the reader focus on traditionally male gender roles and the cultural and historical influences shaping them in three dramatically different social settings, including Merle Severy's "Mount Athos," and Robert R. Gilruth's "The Making of an Astronaut."
  • Other articles featured in this reader explore traditional female roles, for example John M. Keshishian's "Anatomy of a Burmese Beauty Secret."
  • Several of the featured articles illustrate how women from ancient Egypt to the present day have filled social roles that challenged conventional notions of behavor. Such articles include Chip Brown's "The King Herself," Marianne Alireza's "Women of Saudi Arabia," and Alma Guillermoprieto's "Cholita's Fight Back!"

Table of Contents

"Each article is accompanied by Summary Headnotes, Discussion Questions, Writing Activities, and Collaborative Activities."
About the Series.
Preface.
The King Herself.
Cholitas Fight Back.
Himba: Consulting the Past, Divining the Future.
Anatomy of a Burmese Beauty Secret.
The Turkish Republic Comes of Age.
Necessary Angels.
Women of Saudi Arabia.
Women at Work.
Mount Athos.
Sicily the Three-Cornered.
The Making of an Astronaut.

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  • Non-Media Edition

    ISBN-10: 1133941745 | ISBN-13: 9781133941743

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133941753 | ISBN-13: 9781133941750)

To further enhance students' learning, additional resources are available via an eBook. This eBook contains 3 videos as well as the capability to highlight, take notes, search and bookmark.

List Price = $29.95  | CengageBrain Price = $29.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.95

Student Supplements

eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133941753 | ISBN-13: 9781133941750)

Access the reader and additional resources online via an eBook. This eBook contains videos as well as the capability to highlight, take notes, search and bookmark.

List Price = $29.95  | CengageBrain Price = $29.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.95