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Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGSS): A Research Guide: Atlases

A guide to discovering the extensive FGSS resources available in the Cornell University Library and beyond. Click on the TABS to access each section in this guide.


Gates, Gary J. The Gay and Lesbian Atlas. Washington: Urban Institute Press, 2004.
(Olin Reference HQ 76.3.U5 G355 2004 +)
Based on the 2000 U.S. census, this atlas maps the data, showing where gay men and lesbian women live by county and by census tract, state by state. It also graphs comparative data by race, ethnicity, age, and presence of children in the household. Major cities have their own, larger scale maps. A timely and effective presentation of important information.


Penguin Atlas of Women in the World. Ed. Joni Seager. 4th ed. New York: Penguin Books, 2009.
(Olin Reference G 1046 .E1 S4 2009)
Lively, colorful, and incisive maps and charts of information about women's status and their challenges worldwide. Useful comparative statistics


Routledge Historical Atlas of Women in America. Ed. Sandra Opdycke. New York: Routledge, 2000.
(Olin Reference HQ 1410 .P68x 2000)
"Proceeds chronologically, beginning with Native American women prior to European contact and ending with women's health and welfare in the 1990s." [Foreword] Innovative use of maps, floor plans, and graphs to represent changes in women's worlds.


Seager, Joni. The State of Women in the World Atlas. London: Penguin, 1997.
(Library Annex HQ 1154 .S43 1997)
Dozens of maps contain comparative data in the family, medicine, literacy, military service, earnings, and much more about the world's women.


Shortridge, Barbara Gimla. Atlas of American Women. New York: Macmillan, 1987.
(Olin Stacks Oversize HQ1410 .S55w + ; also ILR Reference)
Based primarily on the 1980 census and many other resources, this atlas provides maps, statistical charts and text on a wide variety of topics, including demographics, labor force, income, crime, health and politics. A bibliography and subject index are provided at the end of the atlas.

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