Women in Politics

Women in Politics : Outsiders or Insiders?

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For American Government, Women and Politics and supplement for graduate political science courses.This text is designed as a reader on the topic of women and politics to aid in integrating the study of women in the political system. It provides relevant research on women and politics across a spectrum of toics and perspectives. With a feminist theoretical framework, it examines some gender differences in political attitudes and voting, looks at gender cultural relections in the mass media and group politics, and examines how women have fared in competing for public office. Also discussed are the various branches of government and how women are or are not participating the functions of government, and explore women and national public policy; and women in regard to activism, empowerment, changing roles and cultural expression.show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 172.72 x 228.6 x 7.62mm | 589.67g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131345044
  • 9780131345041

Table of contents

Part I Women, Equality, and Feminist Theory Chapter 1 The Study of Women: A Theoretical Framework Feminist Theory as Seeing, Jennifer Ring The Riddle of Consciousness: Racism and Identity in Feminist Theory, Nancie E. CarawayPart II Women and Politics Chapter 2 Gender Differences in Political Attitudes and Voting Rethinking Pink and Blue: Gender, Occupational Stratification and Political Attitudes, Gertude A. Steuernagel, et.al. The Gender Gap in the Early 21st Century: Volatility from Security Concerns, Cal Clark and Janet M. Clark The New Right in American Politics: What Do Women Have to Do With It?, Cynthia Burack Chapter 3 Women, Media, and Group Politics Women and Sex Stereotypes: Cultural Reflections in the Mass Media, Louis Duke Whitaker What Kind of Women's Movement? Community, Representation and Resurgence, Denise L. Baer Chapter 4 Women and Elections: The Uphill Struggle Women Winning at the Local Level: Are County & School Board Positions Becoming More Desirable & Plugging the Pipeline to Higher Office?, Susan A. MacManus, et.al. On the Eve of Transition: Women in Southern Legislatures, 1946-1968, Joanne V. Hawks and Carolyn Ellis Staton Women Campaign Consultants: A New Actor in the Campaign Process, Sarah BrewerPart III Gender and Government Chapter 5 Legislatures, Women, and Policy Making Women in the U.S. Congress: From Entry to Exit, Jennifer L. Lawless and Sean M. Theriault Women State Legislators: Descriptive and Substantive Representation, Sarah Poggione Chapter 6 The Executive Branch: Women and Leadership Gendering the Political Executive's Space: The Changing Landscape?, Marcia Lynn Whicker and Hedy Leonie Isaacs First Ladies and Their Influence on Politics, Policy and the Presidency, Robert P. Watson Women Governors in the 21st Century: Re-Examining the Pathways to the Presidency, Sara J. Weir Chapter 7 The Courts: Women and Decisions Litigating for Social Change: The Role of Women's Groups in Advancing Women's Rights, Karen O'Connor Bias or Counterbalance: Women Judges Making a Difference, Elaine MartinPart IV Women and National PolicyChapter 8 Public Policy Working Women and Their Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act Versus The Family Time Flexibility Act, Joan Hulse Thompson Sex at Risk in Insurance Classifications: The Supreme Court as Shaper of Public Policy, Ruth Bamberger Affirmative Action and Women, Roberta Ann JohnsonChapter 9 Women, Activist, Empowerment, and Cultural Expression The Political is Personal: Third Wave Feminist Perspectives on Power, Kathleen P. Iannello Inside or Outside? Women's Role in American Military History, D'Ann M. Campbell Grounds for Criticism: Coffee, Passion, and the Politics of Feminist Discourse, Elizabeth A. Kellyshow more

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