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Women and the military, global lives in focus, Ruth Margolies Beitler and Sarah M. Gerstein

This addition to the Women and Society around the World series explores the roles, challenges, and accomplishments of women in the military in countries across the globe. Around the world, millions of men serve in their countries' militaries, be it on land, on the seas, or in the air. But while many militaries have opened all positions to women, even those on the front lines, others remain closed. Countries have cited a number of reasons for their policies, including changing views of women and the military, conscription, and economic and demographic trends. Written by a professor of comparative politics at the United States Military Academy at West Point and an active duty army major, this book seeks to provide an understanding of women's roles in militaries around the world. The book is organized by region, exploring societal and cultural views of masculinity and war, as well as factors influencing changing views of women and the military, including conscription and economic and demographic trends. Topics also include sexual harassment, recruitment, and views on women's physicality and strength. High school students, undergraduates, and general readers will find this cross-cultural study a fascinating and important resource
Table Of Contents
Series Foreword Preface Introduction Chronology One United States and Canada Two Latin America and the Caribbean Three Europe Four North Africa and the Middle East Five Sub-Saharan Africa Six Central and East Asia Seven South and Southeast Asia Eight Oceania Bibliography Index
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxix, 286 pages), color illustrations.
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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