Gender and Identity around the World
by Chuck Stewart, Editor
November 2020, 999pp, 7x10
2 volumes, ABC-CLIO

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-6794-1
$204, £152, 176€, A276
eBook Available: 978-1-4408-6795-8
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How does gender and identity empower, disempower, and otherwise affect daily life around the globe?

This book provides an indispensable resource for high school and college students interested in the history and current status of gender identity formation and maintenance and how it impacts LGBTQ rights throughout the world.

Gender and Identity around the World explores a variety of gender and LGBTQ experiences and issues in countries from all the world’s regions. Guided by more than 50 recognized academic experts, readers will examine how gender and LGBTQ identities are developed, fought for, perceived, and policed in countries as diverse as France, Brazil, Russia, Jordan, Iraq, and China.

Each chapter opens with a general introduction to a country or group of countries and flows into a discussion of gender and identity in terms of culture, education, family life, health and wellness, law, work, and activism in that region of the world. A section on contemporary issues specific to the country or group of countries follows this discussion.


  • Readers gain in-depth information from more than 50 recognized experts writing from around the world
  • Readers can compare and contrast life experiences from a number of different geopolitical and cultural regions
  • Each chapter explores a country or region's gender and LGBTQ experiences in terms of culture, law, family life traditions, education, health and wellness practices, work norms, and activist movements
Chuck Stewart, PhD, is an independent researcher and writer on LGBT topics. His published works include ABC-CLIO's Proud Heritage: People, Issues, and Documents of the LGBT Experience, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide, Gay and Lesbian Issues: A Reference Handbook, and Homosexuality and the Law: A Dictionary. Stewart holds a doctorate in education with a certificate in women's studies from the University of Southern California. He currently teaches math and statistics courses for National University, was a classical ballet dancer for 25 years, and for the past 20 years has taught ballroom and western dancing to the gay and lesbian community.
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