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.
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 - University of Nevada, Reno
The Riddle of Consciousness: Racism and Identity in Feminist Theory
Nancie E. Caraway - University of Hawaii-Manoa
PART II: Women and Politics
Chapter 2: Gender Differences in Political Attitudes and Voting
More Rethinking Pink and Blue: Gender, Occupational Stratification, and Political Attitudes,
Maureen Rand Oakley - Mount St. Mary’s University
Gertrude A. Steuernagel — Deceased
Thomas E. Yatsco - U.S. Department of Transportation
Irene J. Barnett - Kent State University
The Restoration of the Gender Gap in 2004: Are Women Becoming an Important Constituency in American Politics?
Cal Clark - Auburn University
Janet M. Clark - University of West Georgia
The New Right in American Politics: What Do Women Have to Do with It?
Cynthia Burack - Ohio State University
Chapter 3: Women, Media, and Group Politics
Women Politicians and the Mass Media: Does Gender Influence the News?
Lois Duke Whitaker - Georgia Southern University
The New Gendered Partisan Divide and Representation of Women and Women’s Organizations
Denise L. Baer - Strategic Research Concepts, Rockville, Maryland
Insider Tactics, Viable Candidates, and Women’s Capital: How EMILY’s List Became a Major Political Force
Jamie Pamelia Pimlott - Niagara University
Chapter 4: Women and Elections: The Uphill Struggle
First Time Candidates: How Strategic Are Women Running for the State Legislature?
Susan A. MacManus - University of South Florida
Charles S. Bullock, III - University of Georgia
Kathryn A. DePalo - Florida International University
Rachael Ivey - University of Georgia
Women Campaign Consultants: A New Actor in the Campaign Process
Sarah E. Brewer, Contractor, Abbtech Staffing Services Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State
PART III: GENDER AND GOVERNMENT
Chapter 5: Legislatures, Women, and Policy Making
Women in the U.S. Congress: From Entry to Exit
Jennifer L. Lawless - American University
Sean M. Theriault - University of Texas
Gender and Representation in State Legislatures
Sarah Poggione - Ohio University
Chapter 6: The Executive Branch: Women and Leadership
A Woman in Charge of the Country? Women Prime Ministers and Presidents - a (Not Quite) Global Phenomenon
Farida Jalalzai - University of Missouri-Saint Louis
First Ladies and Their Influence on Politics, Policy, and the Presidency
Robert P. Watson - Lynn University
Fulfilling the Promise: Governor Ladies to Chief Executives and Beyond
Sara J. Weir - Western Washington University
Toward a Representative Bureaucracy: Can Gender Make a Difference?
Katherine Naff - San Francisco State University
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 - The American University
Alixandra B. Yanus - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Making a Difference: Women in the Judiciary
Elaine Martin - Eastern Michigan University
Barry Pyle - Eastern Michigan University
PART IV: WOMEN AND NATIONAL POLICY
CHAPTER 8: Public Policy: The Feminist Perspective
Working Women and Their Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act
Joan Hulse Thompson - Arcadia University
Gonzales v. Carhart: The Implications of the ‘Partial Birth Abortion Ban’ on Reproductive Rights and Women’s Health
Jessica Waters - American University
Affirmative Action and Women
Roberta Ann Johnson - University of San Francisco
Chapter 9: Women, Empowerment, and Cultural Expression
Third-Wave Feminism and Individualism: Promoting Equality or Reinforcing the Status Quo?
Kathleen P. Iannello - Gettysburg College
Inside or Outside? Women’s Role in American Military History
D’Ann M. Campbell - Montana State University, Billings
Grounds for Criticism: Coffee, Passion, and the Politics of Feminist Discourse
Elizabeth A. Kelly - DePaul University
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