Women on Power

Women on Power

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Women have made enormous strides into the professional workplace over the last two decades, yet few have assumed leadership roles in the higher ranks of predominately male occupations: business, politics, the professions, and sport. This pioneering collection by experts in a variety of disciplines combines theoretical discussions with historical and contemporary case studies to offer a fresh vista on how gender has influenced and redefined today's notions of leadership and power. The provocative essays cover a broad range of topics, including the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, global perspectives on women's environmental activism, mothering as a catalyst to social activism, and women in the enclaves of veterinary medicine and sports.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 147.32 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
  • University Press of New England
  • Northeastern University Press
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • 1555534783
  • 9781555534783

About Susan C. Bourque

Sue J. M. Freeman is a Psychologist and Professor of Education and Child Study at Smith College. Susan C. Bourque is Esther Booth Wiley Professor of Government at Smith College. Christine M. Shelton is Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Studies and codirector of the Project on Women and Social Change at Smith College. Jill Ker Conway is President Emerita of Smith College and a visiting scholar in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.show more

Table of contents

Amazons and Warriors: The Image of the Powerful Woman (Jill Ker Conway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Smith College); Leadership and Power: New Conceptions (Sue J.M. Freeman and Susan C. Bourque, both Smith College); Theoretical Issues; Women at the Top - You've Come a Long Way, Baby... (Sue J.M. Freeman, Smith College); The Problem of Silence in Feminist Psychology (Maureen A. Mahoney, Smith College); Political Leadership for Women - Redefining Power and Reassessing the Political (Susan C. Bourque, Smith College); Leadership, Sport, and Gender (Mary Jn Kane, University of Minnesota); Historical Case Studies - Starting a Movement; Knowledge is Power: Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Boston Women's Health Book Collective (Barbara A. Brehm, Smith College); From Beijing to Atlanta and Beyond: The "Quiet" Revolution [Christine M. Sheiton, Smith College]; Maternal Politics - Global Perspectives; Marching Along with Mothers and Children [Myron Peretz Glazer, Smith College, and Penina Migdal Glazer, Hampshire College]; Mothers as Leaders: The Madres Veracruzanas and the Mexican Antinuclear Movement (Velma Garcia-Gorena, Smith College); Professional Enclaves Open to Women; Women in Veterinary Medicine: Past Achievements and Future Challenges [Miriam Slater, Hampshire College]; Intersections: Women's Sport Leadership and Feminist Praxis; [Carole A. Oglesby, Temple University]show more

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