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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
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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.

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
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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.

Gender and Sport

Gender and Sport

A Reader

  • Author: Sheila Scraton,Anne Flintoff
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415259538
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 311
  • View: 9403
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This reader contains a range of highly influential articles that confront and illuminate issues of gender and sport whilst reflecting on the contribution of international feminist scholarship to the study of sport. It addresses the key issues, theoretical debates and empirical research that have informed the study of gender and sport and continue to do so. Key areas covered include: * theories of gender and sport * historical developments * the media and representation * 'race' and ethnicity * men and masculinities * sexualities * bodies, physicality and power * policies and politics. The articles are divided into thematic sections, each of which is supported by an editorial introduction, suggestions for further reading, and seminar questions related to each reading. The book provides an invaluable learning and reaching resource for all those concerned with sport or gender studies.

Quotas for Women in Politics

Quotas for Women in Politics

Gender and Candidate Selection Reform Worldwide

  • Author: Mona Lena Krook
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199745265
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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In recent years, political parties and national legislatures in more than one hundred countries have adopted quotas for the selection of female candidates to political office. Despite the rapid international diffusion of these measures, most research has focused on single countries - or, at most, the presence of quotas within one world region. Consequently, explanations for the adoption and impact of gender quotas derived from one study often contradict with findings from other cases. Quotas for Women in Politics is the first book to address quotas as a global phenomenon to explain their spread and impact in diverse contexts around the world. It is organized around two sets of questions. First, why are quotas adopted? Which actors are involved in quota campaigns, and why do they support or oppose quota measures? Second, what effects do quotas have on existing patterns of political representation? Are these provisions sufficient for bringing more women into politics? Or, does their impact depend on other features of the broader political context? Synthesizing literature on quota policies, this book develops a framework for analyzing the spread of quota provisions and the reasons for variations in their effects. It then applies this framework to examine and compare campaigns for reserved seats in Pakistan and India, party quotas in Sweden and the United Kingdom, and legislative quotas in Argentina and France.

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
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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.

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
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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

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
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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.

Das Ende der Männer

Das Ende der Männer

und der Aufstieg der Frauen

  • Author: Hanna Rosin
  • Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
  • ISBN: 3827076307
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
  • View: 5915
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Ist die jahrtausendealte Herrschaft des Patriarchats am Ende? Noch nicht, sagt Hanna Rosin, doch die massiven Veränderungen der Berufswelt und des Bildungssystems haben eine Dynamik in Gang gesetzt, die das Verhältnis zwischen den Geschlechtern nachhaltig verändert. So scheinen viele Anforderungen der modernen Dienstleistungsgesellschaft – Flexibilität, soziale Intelligenz, Kommunikationsfähigkeit – eindeutig Frauen in die Hände zu spielen, während Männer oft von den Umwälzungen überfordert sind. Hanna Rosin zeigt – frei von ideologischen Prämissen –, wie sich heute das Leben von Männern und Frauen unterscheidet, wie sehr sich die Art und Weise geändert hat, wie heute gearbeitet, gelernt, zusammengelebt wird. Differenziert und mit vielen konkreten Beispielen gelingt es Rosin, die Chancen und Schattenseiten des »weiblichen Jahrhunderts« in den Blick zu nehmen. "Das Ende der Männer" ist keine feministische Streitschrift, keine Prophezeiung, sondern eine messerscharfe, weitsichtige Diagnose.

Women and British Party Politics

Women and British Party Politics

Descriptive, Substantive and Symbolic Representation

  • Author: Sarah Childs
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134211570
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
  • View: 9154
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Women and British Party Politics examines the characteristics of women’s participation at the mass and elite level in contemporary British politics; as voters, party members and elected representatives respectively. It explores what this means for ideas about, and the practice of, descriptive, substantive and symbolic representation. The main focus is on the feminization of British party politics - the integration of women into formal political institutions and the integration of women’s concerns and perspectives into political debate and policy - in the post-1997 period. Not only specifically designed to bring together cutting-edge conceptual developments in the sub-discipline of gender and politics, with robust British empirical research, this book also presents reflections on how best to study gender and politics. The empirical findings which are presented through the extensive use of case studies derive from a range of research projects which were undertaken over a period of ten years, and which make use of a variety of research methods and techniques. This book will appeal to all those with an interest in British Politics, Feminism and European Studies; and will provide the reader with an overview of the complex relationship between sex, gender and politics in a conceptually sophisticated fashion.

Writing the Women's Movement

Writing the Women's Movement

A Reader

  • Author: Mala Khullar
  • Publisher: Zubaan
  • ISBN: 9788186706992
  • Category: Feminism
  • Page: 558
  • View: 4091
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Contributed articles presented earlier at several seminars on women's studies and feminism in India.

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
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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.

Feminism and Politics

Feminism and Politics

A Comparative Perspective

  • Author: Joyce Gelb
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520071841
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 267
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"A provocative and illuminating exploration of the relationship between feminist strategies and achievements in three countries. This book helps us all to rethink the methods by which we might achieve human equality."--Alice Kessler-Harris, Rutgers University "Will stimulate much debate concerning the comparative analysis of women's politics and the choice of appropriate strategies in different national contexts."--Diane Sainsbury, University of Stockholm

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
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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.

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
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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 World Politics

Women, Gender, and World Politics

Perspectives, Policies, and Prospects

  • Author: Peter R. Beckman,Francine D'Amico
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0897893069
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 250
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Written as an introductory textbook for the study of world politics and the analysis of gender, this work is suitable for courses in International Relations, international political economy, women's studies, gender studies, and Feminist studies. The 14 authors who have collaborated on this publication are a diverse group of diplomats, scholars, and political activists from the United States, Canada, and many other nations. This text is designed to parallel traditional IR introductory texts that examine the field and describe how it ought to be studied and why. The contributors consider gender analysis as an alternative perspective for understanding world politics. For instructors, this anthology offers both a complement to and a critique of traditional approaches to the study of world politics.

Gender

Gender

A Sociological Reader

  • Author: Stevi Jackson,Sue Scott
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415201803
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 465
  • View: 6355
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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.

Fortune Is a Woman

Fortune Is a Woman

Gender and Politics in the Thought of Niccolo Machiavelli

  • Author: Hanna Fenichel Pitkin
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226669922
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 374
  • View: 2981
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"Hanna Pitkin's study of Machiavelli was the first to place gender systematically at the center of its exploration of his political thought. Rife with contradictions, Machiavelli's writings have led commentators to characterize him as everything from a civic republican to a proto-fascist. Acknowledging these contradictions, Pitkin shows that they reflect three distinct ways of thinking about politics, each of which is tied to a different understanding of "manhood." In a new Afterword, Pitkin discusses the book's critical reception and situates its arguments in the context of recent interpretations of Machiavelli's thought."--Jacket.

TANU Women

TANU Women

Gender and Culture in the Making of Tanganyikan Nationalism, 1955-1965

  • Author: Susan Geiger
  • Publisher: James Currey Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780435074210
  • Category: History
  • Page: 217
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Paper Edition. Geiger reveals the actions and "culture of politics" through which women participants in the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU)women constructed, performed, and maintained nationalism in Tanzania.