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Women in the Material World

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A companion to the internationally acclaimed bestseller Material World: A Global Family Portrait, this remarkable volume portrays a multicultural odyssey in words and images that illuminates the hopes, dreams, joys, and sorrows of women the world over. A testament to the indomitable power of the human spirit, Women in the Material World portrays the striking similarities and profound differences in women's lives on the eve of the twenty-first century. Under the direction of Faith D'Aluisio and Peter Menzel, a team of renowned women journalists traveled the world to take a closer look at the lives of women in twenty disparate lands. The result is this unique work of 375 stunning photographs and a poignant text drawn from revealing interviews.

"If culture were to reflect what is really important globally, this is what it would look like. You need dynamite to blow apart the last vestiges of repressive stereotypes of women. These images are it."
--Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth

"A stunning photography book reveals the unseen lives of women around the globe. . . .
The revelations are often astonishing."
--San Francisco Chronicle



Synopsis:

A companion to the groundbreaking bestseller Material World: A Global Family Portrait, this remarkable volume portrays the striking similarities and profound differences in the lives of women around the world at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Under the direction of Faith DAluisio and Peter Menzel, a team of renowned women journalists traveled the world to take a close look at the lives of women in twenty disparate lands. In first-person interviews of startling candor, the women share their feelings about family, children, money, love, sex, and marriage. These interviews, together with 375 stunning full-color photographs, create a powerful multicultural portrait of the half of humanity that all too often remains invisible.

Synopsis:

"If culture were to reflect what is really important globally, this is what it would look like. You need dynamite to blow apart the last vestiges of repressive stereotypes of women. These images are it."--Naomi Wolf

About the Author

Faith D'Aluisio is a former television news producer. She has received regional and national awards for documentary and news series pieces from the Headliners Foundation, United Press International, Associated Press, and the Radio-Television News Directors Association.

Peter Menzel is a photographer known for his coverage of international feature stories on science and the environment. His award-winning photographs have been published in Life, National Geographic, Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Stern, and GEO. He was the creator, executive director, and principal photographer for Material World: A Global Family Portrait.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871563989
With:
Menzel, Peter
With:
D'Aluisio, Faith
With:
D'Aluisio, Faith
Foreword:
Wolf, Naomi
Author:
Wolf, Naomi
Author:
D'Aluisio, Faith
Author:
Menzel, Peter
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Cross-cultural studies
Subject:
Portraits
Subject:
Material culture
Subject:
Women -- Pictorial works.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Photojournalism
Subject:
Women - Social conditions - Cross-
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
96-05
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
371 Color photos, 15 Maps, Tables
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 48.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
A companion to the groundbreaking bestseller Material World: A Global Family Portrait, this remarkable volume portrays the striking similarities and profound differences in the lives of women around the world at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Under the direction of Faith DAluisio and Peter Menzel, a team of renowned women journalists traveled the world to take a close look at the lives of women in twenty disparate lands. In first-person interviews of startling candor, the women share their feelings about family, children, money, love, sex, and marriage. These interviews, together with 375 stunning full-color photographs, create a powerful multicultural portrait of the half of humanity that all too often remains invisible.
"Synopsis" by , "If culture were to reflect what is really important globally, this is what it would look like. You need dynamite to blow apart the last vestiges of repressive stereotypes of women. These images are it."--Naomi Wolf
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