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Women, Gender, and Politics

Women, Gender, and Politics

A Reader

  • Author: Mona Lena Krook,Sarah Childs
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195368800
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 360
  • View: 3644
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Women, Gender, and Politics brings together both classic and recent readings on central topics in the study of gender and politics, and places an emphasis on comparing developed and developing countries. Genuinely international in its focus, the book is divided into six sections to reflect the range of research in the subfield: (1) women and social movements, (2) women and political parties, (3) women, gender, and elections, (4) women, gender, and political representation, (5) women, gender, and social policies, and (6) women, gender, and the state. Each section serves as an introduction to general trends in thinking about women and politics, and the readings capture the ways that research has developed both thematically and chronologically in all of the six broad areas. The volume's innovative design, global approach, and comprehensive coverage make it an ideal teaching book and a valuable resource for students and scholars throughout the world.

Sex, Gender and the Conservative Party

Sex, Gender and the Conservative Party

From Iron Lady to Kitten Heels

  • Author: Sarah Childs,Paul Webb
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780230279001
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
  • View: 8910
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As leader of the Conservative party, David Cameron inherited a multi-faceted gender problem: only 17 women MPs; an unhappy women's organization; electorally uncompetitive policies"'for women"; and a party which was seemingly unattractive to women voters. This book is an account of the feminization of the party since 2005.

Gender and Sport

Gender and Sport

A Reader

  • Author: Sheila Scraton
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415259521
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 311
  • View: 1118
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With contributions from many of the world's leading experts on the sociology of sport, this volume brings together influential articles that confront and illuminate issues of gender and sexuality in sport.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

  • Author: Georgina Waylen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199751455
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 872
  • View: 6803
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The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics brings to political science an accessible and comprehensive overview of the key contributions of gender scholars to the study of politics, and it shows how these contributions produce a richer understanding of polities and societies.

Women, Gender, Religion

Women, Gender, Religion

A Reader

  • Author: Elizabeth A. Castelli,Rosamond C. Rodman
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312240301
  • Category: History
  • Page: 550
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Women, Gender, Religion: A Reader brings together cutting-edge, interdisciplinary feminist work on religion, simultaneously mapping the current terrain of research and interrogating the theoretical underpinnings of this multicultural project.

Women in Politics

Women in Politics

Outsiders Or Insiders? : a Collection of Readings

  • Author: Lois Duke Whitaker
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 386
  • View: 8024
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This collection of readings provides relevant research on women and politics across a spectrum of topics and perspectives. Explores major topics such as Women, Equality and Feminist Theory; Women and Politics; Gender and Government; and Women and National Policy. Features articles about female activists who are putting into practice some of the more theoretical components to change public policy and create feminist public discourse; articles on women governors and state legislators, and female judges as well as the role of the Supreme Court in feminist issues; articles on empowerment of women and the politics of feminist discourse, etc. For anyone interested in politics or Women's issues.

Gender and Planning

Gender and Planning

A Reader

  • Author: Susan S. Fainstein,Lisa J. Servon
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813534992
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 313
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Increasingly, experts recognize that gender has affected urban planning and the design of the spaces where we live and work. Too often, urban and suburban spaces support stereotypically male activities and planning methodologies reflect a male-dominated society. To document and analyze the connection between gender and planning, the editors of this volume have assembled an interdisciplinary collection of influential essays by leading scholars. Contributors point to the ubiquitous single-family home, which prevents women from sharing tasks or pooling services. Similarly, they argue that public transportation routes are usually designed for the (male) worker's commute from home to the central city, and do not help the suburban dweller running errands. In addition to these practical considerations, many contributors offer theoretical perspectives on issues such as planning discourse and the construction of concepts of rationality. While the essays call for an awareness of gender in matters of planning, they do not over-simplify the issue by moving toward a single feminist solution. Contributors realize that not all women gravitate toward communal opportunities, that many women now share the supposedly male commute, and that considerations of race and class need to influence planning as well. Among various recommendations, contributors urge urban planners to provide opportunities that facilitate women's needs, such as childcare on the way to work and jobs that are decentralized so that women can be close to their children. Bringing together the most important writings of the last twenty-five years, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of planning theory as well as anyone concerned with gender and diversity.

Urban Women in Contemporary India

Urban Women in Contemporary India

A Reader

  • Author: Rehana Ghadially
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761935207
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 372
  • View: 9321
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Reminding us that the road to the complete empowerment of women in India is a long one, this book focuses on the globalization experiences of women from the Indian urban middle class. It covers reconstructing gender, violence, media, neo-liberal globalization, information and communication technologies, and politics.

Women, Gender, and Crime

Women, Gender, and Crime

A Text/Reader

  • Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781506366869
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 688
  • View: 1905
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Women, Gender, and Crime: A Text/Reader, Third Edition presents issues of gender, crime, and criminal justice in context through edited research articles enhanced by brief authored sections. Each article is carefully edited to demonstrate the application of the concepts presented in the text. Author Stacy Mallicoat brings all the content together by highlighting underlying themes of race and diversity, helping students gain a better understanding of women as victims, offenders, and criminal justice professionals. New to the Third Edition: More than 50% new journal articles introduce you to important topics such as transformative feminist criminology, human trafficking, gender specific programs for juveniles, the impact of social ties on long term recidivism, social relationships and group dynamics for female inmates, and more. Fourteen new or updated case studies present compelling examples that connect concepts to real-life occurrences by covering key issues, such as, sexual victimization at military academies, stalking on college campuses, pregnancy and policing, and self-care for victim advocates. Expanded coverage of critical topics make you aware of important issues such as multiple marginalities and LGBT populations, cyberstalking, labor trafficking, women and pretrial release, and challenges faced by female police officers. Updated statistics, graphs, and tables demonstrate the most recent trends in criminology.

Gender

Gender

A Sociological Reader

  • Author: Stevi Jackson,Sue Scott
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415201803
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 465
  • View: 6246
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The first gender reader in UK to focus on sociological perspectives, this book offers students an informed overview of some of the most significant sociological work on gender produced over the last three decades. Edited by leading authorities, the readings cover both theoretical and empirical work representing a range of perspectives, and each section includes segments addressing the intersection of gender with differences of 'race', class and sexuality. Forty-eight readings are organised into six sections: * gender and knowledge * class, gender and the labour market * paid and unpaid work * marriage and intimate relationships * gendered embodiment. In order to guide students through the issues, the book has a substantial critical introduction exploring the history of sociological analyses of gender, as well as introductions to each section, editorial commentary on the readings themselves, suggestions for further reading and questions for discussion. Clearly and concisely written, this comprehensive reader is a valuable reference source for students of sociology, gender and women's studies.

Manhood and Politics

Manhood and Politics

A Feminist Reading in Political Theory

  • Author: Wendy L. Brown
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1461639948
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 246
  • View: 6712
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'Is politics gendered? Wendy Brown things so, and argues for this point with elegance, imagination and pungent phrases. Brown's book is challenging, provocative and...original; it does force us to question the degree to which gender controls our politics.'-THE REVIEW OF POLITICS

The Politics of Heaven

The Politics of Heaven

Women, Gender, and Empire in the Study of Paul

  • Author: Joseph A. Marchal
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 145141174X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 213
  • View: 3259
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Was Paul an opponent of imperialism or a participant in the patriarchal social codes of his day? Joseph A. Marchal moves beyond this too-simple dichotomy to examine the language of power and obedience, ethnicity, and gender in Paul's letters.

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

  • Author: David Coates
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019976431X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1056
  • View: 838
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Provides students and scholars with a valuable reference source in the field of American Politics. The Companion will equip readers with a deep understanding of the complex interaction between governmental institutions and processes and the wider American economy and society that they govern.

The Impact of Gender Quotas

The Impact of Gender Quotas

  • Author: Susan Franceschet,Mona Lena Krook,Jennifer M. Piscopo
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0199830096
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 6774
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The Impact of Gender Quotas is a theory-building and comparative exercise in elaborating concepts commonly used to analyze the broad impacts of gender quotas. Using a conceptual framework based upon descriptive, substantive and symbolic dimensions of representation, the book presents case studies from twelve countries in Western Europe, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.

Writing the Women's Movement

Writing the Women's Movement

A Reader

  • Author: Mala Khullar
  • Publisher: Zubaan
  • ISBN: 9788186706992
  • Category: Feminism
  • Page: 558
  • View: 832
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Contributed articles presented earlier at several seminars on women's studies and feminism in India.

Women and Elective Office

Women and Elective Office

Past, Present, and Future

  • Author: Sue Thomas,Clyde Wilcox
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199363757
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
  • View: 9541
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This edition of Women and Elective Office offers the latest research on women as candidates and officeholders. It provides a comprehensive look at at the history and status of women in elective office, their prospects for the future, and why women in elected office matter to American democracy. It features all-new essays and up-to-the-minute research by leading experts in the field, including the latest political trends and events such as Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for the presidency, women's representation on the state and local level, the diversity of women officeholders' experiences and circumstances, and female judges. Women and Elective Office is an essential guide to understanding the past, present, and future of women in all echelons of government.

Women, Gender, and Terrorism

Women, Gender, and Terrorism

  • Author: Laura Sjoberg,Caron E. Gentry
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820335835
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 250
  • View: 7005
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In the last decade the world has witnessed a rise in women's participation in terrorism. Women, Gender, and Terrorism explores women's relationship with terrorism, with a keen eye on the political, gender, racial, and cultural dynamics of the contemporary world. Throughout most of the twentieth century, it was rare to hear about women terrorists. In the new millennium, however, women have increas­ingly taken active roles in carrying out suicide bombings, hijacking air­planes, and taking hostages in such places as Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, and Chechnya. These women terrorists have been the subject of a substantial amount of media and scholarly attention, but the analysis of women, gender, and terrorism has been sparse and riddled with stereotypical thinking about women's capabilities and motivations. In the first section of this volume, contributors offer an overview of women's participation in and relationships with contemporary terrorism, and a historical chapter traces their involvement in the politics and conflicts of Islamic societies. The next section includes empirical and theoretical analysis of terrorist movements in Chechnya, Kashmir, Palestine, and Sri Lanka. The third section turns to women's involvement in al Qaeda and includes critical interrogations of the gendered media and the scholarly presentations of those women. The conclusion offers ways to further explore the subject of gender and terrorism based on the contributions made to the volume. Contributors to Women, Gender, and Terrorism expand our understanding of terrorism, one of the most troubling and complicated facets of the modern world.

Women, Politics, and Power

Women, Politics, and Power

A Global Perspective

  • Author: Pamela Paxton,Melanie M. Hughes
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1483377016
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 520
  • View: 829
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Women, Politics, and Power: A Global Perspective, Third Edition provides a clear, detailed introduction to women’s political participation and representation across a wide range of countries and regions. Through broad statistical overviews and detailed case-study accounts, authors Pamela Paxton and Melanie M. Hughes document both historical trends and the contemporary state of women’s political strength. Readers see the cultural, structural, political, and international influences on women’s access to political power, and the difference women make once in political office. The text acknowledges differences among women through attention to intersectionality and women from marginalized groups.

Gender and Discourse

Gender and Discourse

Language and Power in Politics, the Church and Organisations

  • Author: Clare Walsh
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317875710
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 256
  • View: 8788
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Real Language Series General Editors:Jennifer Coates, Jenny Cheshire, Euan Reid This is a sociolinguistics series about the relationships between language, society and social change. Books in the series draw on natural language data from a wide range of social contexts. The series takes a critical approach to the subject, challenging current orthodoxies, and dealing with familiar topics in new ways. Gender and Discourse offers a critical new approach to the study of language and gender studies. Women moving into the public domains of power traditionally monopolised by men are creating new identities for themselves, and the language that is used by them and about them offers an insight into gender roles. Clare Walsh reviews the current dominance/difference debates, and proposes a new analytical framework which combines the insights of critical discourse and feminist perspectives on discourse to provide a new perspective on the role of women in public life. A superbly accessible book designed for students and researchers in the field, the book features: - topical case studies from the arenas of politics, religion and activism- a new analytical framework, also summarised in chart form so the reader can apply their own critical analyses of texts. - written and visual text types for the reader's own linguistic and semiotic analysis. 'This important book takes up a neglected question in the study of language and gender - what difference women make to the discourse of historically male-dominated institutions - and brings to bear on it both the insights of feminist scholarship and evidence from women's own testimony. Clare Walsh's analysis of the dilemmas women face is both subtle and incisive, taking us beyond popular 'Mars and Venus' stereotypes and posing some hard questions for fashionable theories of language, identity and performance.