The Resource A world of widows, Margaret Owen

A world of widows, Margaret Owen

Label
A world of widows
Title
A world of widows
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Owen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A World of Widows provides a global overview of the status of widowhood. Neglected by social policy researchers, international human rights activists and the women's movement, the status of the world's widows - legal, social, cultural and economic - is an urgent issue given the extent and severity of the discrimination against them
  • Margaret Owen explores the process of becoming a widow; poverty and social security in the context of widowhood; differing laws and customs regarding widows' inheritance; the situation of widows who remarry and issues of sexuality and health. She also looks at the needs of specific groups of widows - refugees, older widows, child widows - and widowhood in the context of AIDS. Throughout, she shows the prevalence of discrimination against widows in inheritance rights, land ownership, custody of children, security of home and shelter, nutrition and health. The book concludes with a summary of widowhood as a human rights issue and an overview of widows themselves organizing for change
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Owen, Margaret
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1058.5.D4
LC item number
O94 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widowhood
  • Widows
  • Widows
  • Widows
  • Public opinion
  • Weduwen
  • Publieke opinie
  • Veuvage
  • Veuves
  • Veuves
  • Veuves
  • Opinion publique
  • Veuves
  • Witwe
  • Soziale Situation
  • Wirtschaftliche Lage
  • Public opinion
  • Widowhood
  • Widows
  • Widows
  • Widows
  • Entwicklungsländer
  • Developing countries
Label
A world of widows, Margaret Owen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Becoming a widow -- Poverty, work and income support -- Laws and customs concerning inheritance -- Sex and sexuality -- Widowhood in the context of AIDS -- Remarriage -- Child widows and the children of widows -- Older widows -- Refugee widows -- Human rights, equality, and legal protection -- Conclusion: widows organising for change
Extent
x, 214 p. ;
Isbn
9781856494199
Lccn
96016270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
22 cm.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34514997
  • (OCoLC)ocm34514997
Label
A world of widows, Margaret Owen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Becoming a widow -- Poverty, work and income support -- Laws and customs concerning inheritance -- Sex and sexuality -- Widowhood in the context of AIDS -- Remarriage -- Child widows and the children of widows -- Older widows -- Refugee widows -- Human rights, equality, and legal protection -- Conclusion: widows organising for change
Extent
x, 214 p. ;
Isbn
9781856494199
Lccn
96016270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
22 cm.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34514997
  • (OCoLC)ocm34514997

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