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Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland's Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World

Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland's Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World (Hardback)

By Reid, Eliza

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Iceland is the best place on earth to be a woman-but why? For the past twelve years, the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report has ranked Iceland number one on its list of countries closing the gap in equality between men and women. What is it about Iceland that makes m...any women's experience there so positive? Why has their society made such meaningful progress in this ongoing battle, from electing the world's first female president to passing legislation specifically designed to help even the playing field at work and at home? And how can we learn from what Icelanders have already discovered about women's powerful place in society and how increased fairness benefits everyone? Eliza Reid examines her adopted homeland's attitude toward women-the deep-seated cultural sense of fairness, the influence of current and historical role models, and, crucially, the areas where Iceland still has room for improvement. Reid's own experience as an immigrant from small-town Canada who never expected to become a first lady is expertly interwoven with interviews with dozens of sprakkar ( extraordinary women ) to form the backbone of an illuminating discussion of what it means to move through the world as a woman, and how the rules of society play more of a role in who we view as equal than we may understand. Secrets of the Sprakkar is a powerful and atmospheric portrait of a tiny country that could lead the way forward for us all.
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ISBN 9781728242163
Released NZ 17 May 2022
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781728242163
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc
Imprint Sourcebooks, Inc
Released 17 May 2022
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Reid, Eliza
Category Biography & Autobiography
Cultural Studies
Women's Studies
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Civil Rights & Citizenship
Land Rights
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 305.42094912
Weight 373g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Women - Social conditions - Iceland, Women - Economic conditions - Iceland, Women - History - Iceland, Equality - Iceland
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly