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: 8713

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.
Posted in Political Science

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: 9982

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.
Posted in Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

Author: Georgina Waylen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199751455

Category: Political Science

Page: 872

View: 9656

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.
Posted in Political Science

Gender and Sport

A Reader

Author: Sheila Scraton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415259521

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

View: 6643

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.
Posted in Social Science

Gender and Planning

A Reader

Author: Susan S. Fainstein,Lisa J. Servon

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813534992

Category: Political Science

Page: 313

View: 2440

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.
Posted in Political Science

Women, Gender, Religion

A Reader

Author: Elizabeth A. Castelli,Rosamond C. Rodman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312240301

Category: History

Page: 550

View: 5641

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.
Posted in History

Manhood and Politics

A Feminist Reading in Political Theory

Author: Wendy L. Brown

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461639948

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

View: 9406

'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
Posted in Philosophy

Urban Women in Contemporary India

A Reader

Author: Rehana Ghadially

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761935207

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

View: 1099

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.
Posted in Social Science

Writing the Women's Movement

A Reader

Author: Mala Khullar

Publisher: Zubaan

ISBN: 9788186706992

Category: Feminism

Page: 558

View: 1983

Contributed articles presented earlier at several seminars on women's studies and feminism in India.
Posted in Feminism

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

Author: David Coates

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019976431X

Category: Political Science

Page: 1056

View: 9982

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.
Posted in Political Science

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: 2453

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.
Posted in Political Science

Feminism and Politics

A Comparative Perspective

Author: Joyce Gelb

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520071841

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

View: 7656

"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
Posted in Social Science

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: 4848

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.
Posted in Political Science

Women, Gender, and Crime

A Text/Reader

Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781506366869

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

View: 9997

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.
Posted in Social Science

Women, Gender, and Terrorism

Author: Laura Sjoberg,Caron E. Gentry

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820335835

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 550

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.
Posted in Political Science

The Political Worlds of Women

Gender and Politics in Nineteenth Century Britain

Author: Sarah Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415825660

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 8128

Traditional analyses of nineteenth-century politics have assigned women a peripheral role. By adopting a broader interpretation of political participation, the author identifies how middle-class women were able to contribute to political affairs in the nineteenth century. Examining the contribution that women made to British political life in the period 1800-1870 stimulates debates about gender and politics, the nature of authority and the definition of political culture. This volume examines female engagement in both traditional and unconventional political arenas, including female sociability, salons, child-rearing and education, health, consumption, religious reform and nationalism. Richardson focuses on middle-class women's social, cultural, intellectual and political authority, as implemented by a range of public figures and lesser-known campaigners. The activists discussed and their varying political, economic and religious backgrounds will demonstrate the significance of female interventions in shaping the political culture of the period and beyond.
Posted in History

Women and British Party Politics

Descriptive, Substantive and Symbolic Representation

Author: Sarah Childs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134211570

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 9816

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.
Posted in Political Science

Women, Politics, and Power

A Global Perspective

Author: Pamela Paxton,Melanie M. Hughes

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483377016

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 1044

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.
Posted in Political Science

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: 4738

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.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines