Women in Politics

Women in Politics : Outsiders or Insiders?

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This collection of readings addresses the current role of women in the American political process.
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  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 182.1 x 234.4 x 18.8mm | 607.13g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 013096610X
  • 9780130966100

Table of contents

(NOTE: Bolded readings are new to this edition).I. WOMEN, EQUALITY, AND FEMINIST THEORY. 1. The Study of Women: The New Framework. Feminist Theory as Seeing, Jennifer Ring. The Riddle of Consciousness: Racism and Identity in Feminist Theory, Nancie E. Caraway.II. WOMEN AND POLITICS. 2. Gender Differences in Political Attitudes and Voting. Changing Views about Gender Equality in Politics: Gradual Change and Lingering Doubts, Linda L.M. Bennett and Stephen E. Bennett. The Generations of Feminism, Elizabeth Adell Cook. Rethinking Pink and Blue: Gender, Occupational Stratification, and Political Attitudes, Gertrude A. Steuernagel, Maureen Rand Oakley, Thomas E. Yatsco, and Irene J. Barnett. The Gender Gap in 1996: More Meaning Than a "Revenge of the Soccer Moms," Cal Clark and Janet Clark.3. Women, Media, and Group Politics. Women and Sex Stereotypes: Cultural Reflections in the Mass Media, Lois Duke Whitaker. The Political Interests of Women: Movement Politics, Political Reform and Women's Organizations, Denise L. Baer.4. Women and Elections: The Uphill Struggle. "Winning in My Own Backyard:" County Government, School Board Positions Steadily More Attractive to Women Candidates, Susan A. MacManus, Charles S. Bullock III, Frances E. Akins, Laura Jane Hoffman, and Adam Newmark. On the Eve of Transition: Women in Southern Legislatures, 1946-1968, Joanne V. Hawks and Carolyn Ellis Staton. The Impact of First Wives on Presidential Campaigns and Elections, Charles Tien, Regan Checchio, and Arthur H. Miller.III. GENDER AND GOVERNMENT. 5. Legislatures, Women, and Policy Making. Women in Congress, Marcia Lynn Whicker and Lois Duke Whitaker. Why Are More Women State Legislators?, Wilma Rule. Women State Legislators: Three Decades of Gains in Representation and Diversity, Lynne E. Ford and Kathleen Dolan.6. The Executive Branch: Women and Leadership. The Maleness of the American Presidency, Marcia Lynn Whicker and Hedy Leonie Isaacs. The Governmental Status of the First Lady in Law and in Public Perception, Barbara C. Burell. The Feminist Face of State Executive Leadership: Women as Governors, Sara J. Weir.7. The Courts: Women and Decisions. Women's Rights and Legal Wrongs: The U.S. Supreme Court and Sex Discrimination, Karen O'Connor and Patricia Clark. Women Judges: The New Generation, Elaine Martin.IV. WOMEN AND NATIONAL POLICY. 8. Public Policy: The Feminist Perspective. The Handmaid's Tale and the Birth Dearth: Prophesy, Prescriptions, and Public Policy, Diane D. Blair. The Family and Medical Leave Act: A Policy for Families, 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 Johnson.9. Women, Empowerment and Cultural Expression Anarchist Feminism and Student Power: Is This Any Way to Run a Women's Studies Program?, Kathleen R Iannello. Grounds for Criticism: Coffee, Passion and the Politics of Feminist Discourse, Elizabeth A. Kelly.
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