Women's Evolving Lives

Global and Psychosocial Perspectives

  • Carrie M. Brown
  • Uwe P. Gielen
  • Judith L. Gibbons
  • Judy Kuriansky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Judith L. Gibbons, Nicole M. Summers, Katelyn E. Poelker
    Pages 1-18
  3. Fanny M. Cheung, Catherine S. K. Tang
    Pages 19-38
  4. Sarlito Wirawan Sarwono
    Pages 59-72
  5. Shahrenaz Mortazavi, Katelyn E. Poelker
    Pages 73-90
  6. Ramadan A. Ahmed, Uwe P. Gielen
    Pages 91-116
  7. Therese Mungah Shalo Tchombe
    Pages 117-140
  8. Judith L. Gibbons, Katelyn E. Poelker, Mokgadi Moletsane-Kekae
    Pages 141-159
  9. Anna Laura Comunian
    Pages 161-180
  10. Christine Roland-Lévy, Mouni Haoua Kouidri
    Pages 181-201
  11. Maria Clara Pinheiro de Paula Couto, Airi Macias Sacco, Ana Paula Lazzaretti de Souza, Elder Cerqueira Santos, Guilherme Welter Wendt, Luísa Fernanda Habigzang et al.
    Pages 203-220
  12. Susan Pick, Martha Givaudan, Anna-Emilia Hietanen
    Pages 221-238
  13. Grant J. Rich
    Pages 239-256
  14. Florence L. Denmark, Kathleen Schaffer, Erika M. Baron, Hillary Goldstein, Kristin Thies
    Pages 257-276
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 277-278

About this book


This wide-ranging collection analyzes the status and advancement of women both in a national context and collectively on a global scale, as a powerful social force in a rapidly evolving world. The countries studied—China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Egypt, Cameroon, South Africa, Italy, France, Brazil, Belize, Mexico, and the United States—represent a cross-section of economic conditions, cultural and religious traditions, political realities, and social contexts that shape women’s lives, challenges, and opportunities. Psychological and human rights perspectives highlight worldwide goals for equality and empowerment, with implications for today’s girls as they become the next generation of women. Throughout these chapters, women’s lived experience is compared and contrasted in such critical areas as:

  • Home and work lives
  • Physical, medical, and psychological issues
  • Safety and violence
  • Sexual and reproductive concerns
  • Political participation and status under the law
  • Impact of technology and globalism
  • Country-specific topics

Women's Evolving Lives is a forward-facing reference for psychology professionals of varied disciplines, as well as for colleagues in other fields, including women’s and gender studies, sociology, anthropology, international studies, and education. The wide scope of concerns also makes this anthology relevant and instructive to readers in diverse non-academic settings.



Women's mental health Women's psychological wellbeing Women's conditions Women and psychology Asian women African women European women Hispanic women

Editors and affiliations

  • Carrie M. Brown
    • 1
  • Uwe P. Gielen
    • 2
  • Judith L. Gibbons
    • 3
  • Judy Kuriansky
    • 4
  1. 1.Independent ScholarOak ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologySt. Francis CollegeBrooklynUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologySaint Louis UniversitySaint LouisUSA
  4. 4.Department of Clinical PsychologyTeachers College, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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