Women and American Politics

Women and American Politics


Encyclopedia of Women in American Politics

But I realized after a preview of the Oryx Press encyclopedias on women, religion, and minorities that there are big gaps in my education regarding the role these humanistic trends have played in American politics.

Encyclopedia of Women in American Politics

Offers biographies of leaders of the suffrage movement, feminists and anti-feminists, and other figures, along with articles on events, court cases, concepts, specific political issues affecting women, and related materials.

Gender and American Politics

This path-breaking collection of original essays systematically explores the roles of gender in American political life -- how men and women are politically the same and politically different in their attitudes and actions.

Gender and American Politics

Gender matters in American politics, sometimes in obvious ways and sometimes in ways rarely noticed. As manifested in the "gender gap", it inflects political attitudes and behaviors, resulting in distinctive patterns of difference and similarity in the opinions and voting behavior of men and women. It plays a role in public policy decision making on a wide range of issues, not only those related to reproduction and health. Finally, and sometimes very subtly, gender and gendered assumptions influence the operation of governmental institutions from the cabinet to Congress to the courtroom, and the ways those institutions are changing over time. This path-breaking collection of original essays systematically explores the roles of gender in American political life -- how men and women are politically the same and politically different in their attitudes and actions. Among the topics covered are political knowledge; moral decision making; patterns of participation; taxation; gender in policy debates; social policy; health policy; and women in the cabinet, the Congress, and the judiciary.

Women in American Politics

Women in American Politics


Women and American Politics

Victims of Circumstances : Women in Pursuit of Political Office in America . " American Political Science Review 84 : 213-24 . Boles , Janet K. 1991. " Advancing the Women's Agenda Within Local Legislatures : The Role of Female Elected ...

Women and American Politics

Women and American Politics brings together leading scholars in the field of women and politics to provide an account of recent developments and the challenges that the future brings for the study of gender and American Politics. The book examines women's participation in the electoral arenaand the emerging scholarship on the relationship between the media and women in politics, the participation of women of colour, and women's activism outside the electoral arena. This volume demonstrates both the wealth of knowledge about women and American politics by the current generation ofscholars and the vast number and range of important research questions, which pose a challenge for the next generation.

Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics Third Edition

In 2021 women still make up a relatively small proportion of the highest positions in politics (26 percent of the U.S. Congress; 31 percent of state legislatures), business (40 women are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies; women make up 40 ...

Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics  Third Edition

Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics, Third Edition contains all the material a reader needs to understand the role of women throughout America's political history. This informative A-to-Z volume contains hundreds of entries covering the people, events, and terms involved in the history of women and politics. Entries include: Abortion Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez The birth control movement Black Lives Matter Hillary Rodham Clinton Deb Haaland Domestic violence Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Glass ceiling League of Women Voters #MeToo movement Michelle Obama Sonia Sotomayor Elizabeth Warren and many more.

Women in American Politics History and Milestones

Women in American Politics: History and Milestones is organized in a framework both logical and useful to readers and researchers. Chapter 1 begins with the campaign to win the vote, from 1840 to 1920, and the second chapter follows ...

Women in American Politics  History and Milestones

Women in American Politics is a new reference detailing the milestones and trends in women's political participation in the United States. This two-volume work provides much needed perspective and background on the events and situations that have surrounded women's political activities. It offers insightful analysis on women's political achievements in the United States, including such topics as the campaign to secure nation-wide suffrage; pioneer women state officeholders; women first elected to U.S. Congress, governorships, mayoralties, and other offices; and women first appointed as Cabinet officials, judges, and ambassadors. It also includes profiles of the women who have run for vice president and president. Women in American Politics is organized in a framework both logical and useful to readers and researchers. Original material offers students, scholars, teachers, and other professionals a guide to understanding the complex struggle in women's progress toward achieving political parity with men in the United States. Each chapter is structured in three parts: - part one features graphic information-tables, lists, charts, or maps-detailing the historical record with data not compiled anywhere else, on women officeholders. - part two offers insightful narrative analysis describing how women achieved what they did, examines the complex and sometimes contradictory trends behind the facts of women's political milestones, and explores how social and economic contexts affected the progress of their accomplishments. - part three presents biographical entries describing in more personal terms women's struggle for political equality. Sidebars in each chapter illuminate the drama of political life and consider the evolving female electorate, exploring how women voters have impacted particular issues, specific elections, or other key turning points, and the tradition of appointing widows to open seats. The final chapter uniquely looks at women's political history and differences in achievement from a state and regional perspective. Entries on each state (as well as on District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) highlight milestones and provide insight into the unique aspects of each state.

From Margin to Mainstream

This is a detailed and comprehensive account of women's participation in mainstream American politics at national, state, and local levels during the last 30 years.

From Margin to Mainstream


Running as a Woman

Drawing on new survey and polling data and featuring interviews with women politicians, a study of gender in politics finds that 1992 revealed a change in voting patterns, with a clear women's vote, and discusses the implications of the ...

Running as a Woman

Drawing on new survey and polling data and featuring interviews with women politicians, a study of gender in politics finds that 1992 revealed a change in voting patterns, with a clear women's vote, and discusses the implications of the findings.

Gender Gap

The former congresswoman details the make-up of the women's vote and its importance in the upcoming presidential election

Gender Gap

The former congresswoman details the make-up of the women's vote and its importance in the upcoming presidential election

Women Men and U S Politics

Challenging the conventional wisdom about gender and U.S. politics.

Women  Men and U  S  Politics

Challenging the conventional wisdom about gender and U.S. politics.

Women Culture Politics

Considers the issues of racism, violence, health, children, education, and peace as they affect the lies of women on a global scale.

Women  Culture    Politics

Considers the issues of racism, violence, health, children, education, and peace as they affect the lies of women on a global scale.

On Account of Sex

Surveys the efforts to promote equal rights in the fifties and sixties, and examines government policy changes

On Account of Sex

Surveys the efforts to promote equal rights in the fifties and sixties, and examines government policy changes

Quotas for Women in Politics

This book addresses quotas as a global phenomenon and develops a framework for explaining their adoption and mixed effects on the numbers of women elected.

Quotas for Women in Politics

In recent years, parties and legislatures in more than 100 countries have adopted quotas for the selection of female candidates to political office. This book addresses quotas as a global phenomenon and develops a framework for explaining their adoption and mixed effects on the numbers of women elected.

Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics

Women in Religion and Politics The engagement of women in American politics has of necessity been related to religious understandings of women's roles in American culture . In a nation settled as a collection of religious commonwealths ...

Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics

Today, such issues as abortion, capital punishment, sex education, racism, prayer in public schools, and family values keep religion and politics closely entwined in American public life. This encyclopedia is an A-to-Z listing of a broad range of topics related to religious issues and politics, ranging from the religious freedom sought by the Pilgrims in the 1620s to the rise of the religious right in the 1980s.

Gendering American Politics

Arguing that the field of women and politics has “come of age” and edited by best-selling author Karen O'Connor, this reader includes both classic and contemporary readings on women and politics and provides students with an ...

Gendering American Politics

Arguing that the field of women and politics has “come of age” and edited by best-selling author Karen O'Connor, this reader includes both classic and contemporary readings on women and politics and provides students with an understanding of current research in the area, a sense the evolution of the field of women and politics over time, and ideas of where the research is likely to go in the future.

Women Strike for Peace

As a study of a dissident group grounded in prescribed female culture, and the struggle of its members to avoid being trapped within that culture, this book adds a crucial new dimension to women's studies.

Women Strike for Peace

Women Strike for Peace is the only historical account of this ground-breaking women's movement. Amy Swerdlow, a founding member of WSP, restores to the historical record a significant chapter on American politics and women's studies. Weaving together narrative and analysis, she traces WSP's triumphs, problems, and legacy for the women's movement and American society. Women Strike for Peace began on November 1, 1961, when thousands of white, middle-class women walked out of their kitchens and off their jobs in a one-day protest against Soviet and American nuclear policies. The protest led to a national organization of women who fought against nuclear arms and U.S. intervention in Vietnam. While maintaining traditional maternal and feminine roles, members of WSP effectively challenged national policies—defeating a proposal for a NATO nuclear fleet, withstanding an investigation by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and sending one of its leaders to Congress as a peace candidate. As a study of a dissident group grounded in prescribed female culture, and the struggle of its members to avoid being trapped within that culture, this book adds a crucial new dimension to women's studies. In addition, this account of WSP's success as a grass roots, nonhierarchical movement will be of great interest to historians, political scientists, and anyone interested in peace studies or conflict resolution. "Swerdlow has re-created a unique piece of American political history, a chapter of the international peace movement, and an origin of the modern feminist movement. No historian, activist, or self-respecting woman should be without Women Strike for Peace. It shows not only how one group of women created change, but also how they inevitably changed themselves."—Gloria Steinem

Women and Politics

This text, and its two-path framework, is essential to understanding women's pursuit of equality via the political system.

Women and Politics

Women and Politics is a comprehensive examination of women's use of politics in pursuit of gender equality. How can demands for gender equality be reconciled with sex differences? Resolving this paradoxical question has proceeded along two paths: the legal equality doctrine, which emphasizes gender neutrality, and the fairness doctrine, which recognizes differences between men and women. The text's clear analysis and presentation of theory and history helps students to think critically about the difficulties faced by women in politics, and about how public policies in education, labor and the economy, and family and fertility, impact gender equality. The fully-revised fourth edition explores new critical perspectives, recent political events, and current challenges to gender equality, including the 2016 presidential election and Hillary Clinton's candidacy, the fight for equal pay and paid leave, and the debate over reproductive rights and campus sexual assault. It also includes current scholarship on the intersections of race, class, and gender, and expanded coverage of minority women, women in the military, and conservative women. This text, and its two-path framework, is essential to understanding women's pursuit of equality via the political system.

Women as Candidates in American Politics

For example , a survey of registered voters conducted by HickmanMaslin and American Viewpoint for the National Women's Political Caucus in 1987 found that among those voters who distinguish between the abilities of female and male ...

Women as Candidates in American Politics


Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics

An informative A-to-Z volume covers the people, events, and terms involved in the history of women and American politics, with terms cross-referenced to the key events and people relevant to that subject.

Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics

An informative A-to-Z volume covers the people, events, and terms involved in the history of women and American politics, with terms cross-referenced to the key events and people relevant to that subject.