Women, Power and Politics


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848421172

Category: Drama

Page: 127

View: 9293

A collection of wide-ranging and ambitious short plays reflecting the complexities of women and political power in the United Kingdom. The five plays in this volume look at the impact and influence that women have today. In Acting Leader by Joy Wilkinson, Margaret Beckett finds herself Acting Leader of the Opposition after the sudden death of John Smith. The Panel by Zinnie Harris is about the power politics underlying the selection of any candidate. Playing the Game by Bola Agbaje is about the election of a new President of a Students' Association. In Pink by Sam Holcroft, a millionaire businesswoman is confronted by an unexpected visitor. You, Me and Wii by Sue Townsend is set in a council house in a small Leicestershire town at election time. The plays were first performed at the Tricycle Theatre, London, as part of the Women, Power and Politics season in June 2010. The other plays presented in the season are available in the companion volume, Women, Power and Politics: Then.

Women, Power and Politics


Author: Indhu Rubasingham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848421165

Category: Drama

Page: 116

View: 8690

A collection of wide-ranging and ambitious short plays reflecting the complexities of women and political power in the United Kingdom. The four plays published here look back to the moments in history when women possessed - or achieved - power, and what they did with it. The Milliner and the Weaver by Marie Jones, about the Suffragette movement in Ireland, as the question of Home Rule divides the nation. The Lioness by Rebecca Lenkiewicz is about Queen Elizabeth I, the myth and the reality. Handbagged by Moira Buffini, about the working relationship between Mrs Thatcher and the Queen. Bloody Wimmin by Lucy Kirkwood, about the protests at Greenham Common, a political landmark in the fight for nuclear disarmament. The plays were first performed at the Tricycle Theatre, London, as part of the Women, Power and Politics season in June 2010. The other plays presented in the season are available in the companion volume, Women, Power and Politics: Now.

Women, Power, and Politics

The Fight for Gender Equality in the United States

Author: Lori Cox Han,Caroline Heldman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190620240

Category: Feminism

Page: 352

View: 8211

This textbook provides a comprehensive assessment of women in American politics as participants, candidates, and office holders, as well as important public policies that affect women in their daily lives. Firmly grounded in current Political Science research, this textbook also providescutting-edge analysis of current topics such as gender, feminism, social media, and issues within the current gender justice movement, to name a few, in its coverage. This textbook will be timely and relevant to undergraduate students in its coverage of important topics, and will provide a strongoverview of important research in the field of women and politics for graduate students. In addition, the pedagogical features included throughout the textbook will help students develop critical thinking skills as well as provide resources to become lifelong learners on this topic.

Women and Politics

Paths to Power and Political Influence

Author: Julie Dolan,Melissa M. Deckman,Michele L. Swers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538100762

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 4934

Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence examines the role of women in politics from the early women’s movement to the female politicians in power today. Following the historic 2016 presidential election, this timely edition includes analysis of the challenges of navigating gender in seeking the presidency. It examines how both Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina were forced to “perform gender” on the campaign trail, and tasked to at once prove their masculine capability and feminine likability in order to be considered competent for the job.

Die Gabe


Author: Naomi Alderman

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364121985X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3661

Es sind scheinbar gewöhnliche Alltagsszenen: ein nigerianisches Mädchen am Pool. Die Tochter einer Londoner Gangsterfamilie. Eine US-amerikanische Politikerin. Doch sie alle verbindet ein Geheimnis: Von heute auf morgen haben Frauen weltweit die Gabe – sie können mit ihren Händen starke elektrische Stromstöße aussenden. Ein Ereignis, das die Machtverhältnisse und das Zusammenleben aller Menschen unaufhaltsam, unwiederbringlich und auf schmerzvolle Weise verändern wird.

Women, Power, Politics

The Hidden Story of Canada's Unfinished Democracy

Author: Sylvia B. Bashevkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195431704

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

View: 5263

Women's participation in politics matters very much. Yet in Canada, women MPs have been stuck at a level of roughly one-fifth since 1993, and Stephen Harper has fewer women in his government than did Brian Mulroney. Although we may believe women are making progress, their representation in politics seems decidedly stalled. So it comes as no surprise that we hear little about issues of particular interest to women--breast cancer, violence against women, or the poverty of single mothers. In this engaging, no-nonsense, and witty book, Sylvia Baskevkin argues that Canadians have a profound unease with women in positions of political authority--what she calls the "women plus power equals discomfort" equation. She explores the specific reasons why this discomfort is particularly severe in Canada. Bashevkin also evaluates a range of barriers faced by women who enter politics, including the media's role in assessing the leadership styles, personal appearances, and private lives of female politicians. In clear, accessible terms, Bashevkin explains concepts such as "gender schemas" and "media framing" in terms of key examples, such as Belinda Stronach and Hillary Clinton. Finally, Bashevkin outlines some compelling solutions to address the stalemate facing women in Canadian politics.

Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran

Author: Tara Povey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134779895

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 605

This book examines the women's movement in Iran and its role in contesting gender relations since the 1979 revolution. Looking at examples from politics, law, employment, environment, media and religion and the struggle for democracy, this book demonstrates how material conditions have important social and political consequences for the lives of women in Iran and exposes the need to challenge the dominant theoretical perspectives on gender and Islam. A truly fascinating insider's look at the experiences of Iranian women as academics, political and civil society activists, this book counters the often inaccurate and misleading stereotyping of Iranian women to present a vibrant and diverse picture of these women's lives. A welcome and unique addition to the vibrant and growing literature on women, Islam, development, democracy and feminisms.

Women and Political Participation

A Reference Handbook

Author: Barbara C. Burrell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095926

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

View: 2733

An illuminating analysis of the long and ongoing struggle of women in America to gain political equality and bring about change in public policy.

Political Rhetoric, Power, and Renaissance Women

Author: Carole Levin,Patricia A. Sullivan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438410611

Category: Philosophy

Page: 293

View: 6205

This book deals with women in political power during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, Catherine de Medici, Mary II) and about the gender-based stereotypes that were produced rhetorically about them.

Women, Power and Political Systems

Author: Margherita Rendel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429758707

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6571

In their analyses of the role of women in politics, political scientists had tended to neglect the family and the labour market, thus ignoring a crucial aspect of women’s political activity. Originally published in 1981, this book shows that the family and the labour market are political institutions directly relevant to the distribution of power and to economic and social development. Because the political functions of these two institutions are ignored, political systems are misunderstood with serious consequences for the implementation of policy. The studies in the book, which relate to widely different political systems and which cross disciplinary boundaries, all concentrate on the crucial activities of women. They serve to increase our understanding of the political implications of the family, of the sexual divisions of both domestic and wage labour and of the role of education in these inequalities at the time. They show the fundamental comparability of the problems posed by patriarchy as well as the diversity of their manifestations in different political and economic systems. Further, the studies show an unexpected dependence of male-dominated institutions, such as the military and high technology, on women’s traditional gender roles. Ways of empowering the powerless through law, political activity and employment are also discussed. By extending the scope of discussion, this book is a valuable contribution to our understanding of politics and of the centrality of women to political structures.

Contemporary Women Playwrights

Into the 21st Century

Author: Penny Farfan,Lesley Ferris

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137270802

Category: Drama

Page: 328

View: 2668

Breaking new ground in this century, this wide-ranging collection of essays is the first of its kind to address the work of contemporary international women playwrights. The book considers the work of established playwrights such as Caryl Churchill, Marie Clements, Lara Foot-Newton, Maria Irene Fornes, Sarah Kane, Lisa Kron, Young Jean Lee, Lynn Nottage, Suzan-Lori Parks, Djanet Sears, Caridad Svich, and Judith Thompson, but it also foregrounds important plays by many emerging writers. Divided into three sections—Histories, Conflicts, and Genres—the book explores such topics as the feminist history play, solo performance, transcultural dramaturgies, the identity play, the gendered terrain of war, and eco-drama, and encompasses work from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Oceania, South Africa, Egypt, and the United Kingdom. With contributions from leading international scholars and an introductory overview of the concerns and challenges facing women playwrights in this new century, Contemporary Women Playwrights explores the diversity and power of women's playwriting since 1990, highlighting key voices and examining crucial critical and theoretical developments within the field.

Women, Power, and Political Change

Author: Bonnie G. Mani

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739118900

Category: Political Science

Page: 315

View: 3063

Women, Power, and Political Change analyzes the lives of fourteen American women who faciliated social and political changes since America's founding. Bonnie G. Mani describes the social and political context of each time period and uncovers how women can influence public policy without holding elected office and without personal wealth.

Caesars' Wives

Sex, Power, and Politics in the Roman Empire

Author: Annelise Freisenbruch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141658305X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 8285

Documents the true stories of eight wives of Roman rulers to assess their historical contributions and cultural influence, drawing parallels between modern first ladies and the lives of such ancient-world figures as Livia, Helena and Julia. Reprint.

Gender, Power and Political Speech

Women and Language in the 2015 UK General Election

Author: Deborah Cameron,Sylvia Shaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137587520

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 140

View: 1350

Gender, Power and Political Speech explores the influence of gender on political speech by analyzing the performances of three female party leaders who took part in televised debates during the 2015 UK General Election campaign. The analysis considers similarities and differences between the women and their male colleagues, as well as between the women themselves; it also discusses the way gender - and its relationship to language - was taken up as an issue in media coverage of the campaign.

Women, Politics, and Power

A Global Perspective

Author: Pamela Paxton,Melanie M. Hughes

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412927420

Category: Social Science

Page: 379

View: 4495

Women, Politics, and Power provides a clear and detailed introduction to women’s political representation across a wide range of countries and regions. Using broad statistical overviews and detailed case-study accounts, authors Pamela Paxton and Melanie Hughes document both historical trends and the contemporary state of women’s political strength across diverse countries. There is simply no other book that offers such a thorough and multidisciplinary synthesis of research on women’s political power from around the world.

Beyond Identity Politics

Feminism, Power and Politics

Author: Moya Lloyd

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803978850

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 1124

This book engages with key contemporary issues such as difference, identity and subjectivity, and their relation to power and politics. Moya Lloyd explores feminist conceptions of power, patriarchy, agency, critique and the political relating to subjectivity.

Women, Power, and Kinship Politics

Female Power in Post-war Philippines

Author: Mina Roces

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Political Science

Page: 214

View: 2506

Explores gender and power in post-war Philippines through the perspective of local concepts of power embedded in the predominant political culture of traditional kinship politics, focusing on women's political power. Areas discussed include symbols of power, women politicians, women in radical polit

Der Report der Magd


Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492970591

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3481

Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

Women, Work, and Politics

The Political Economy of Gender Inequality

Author: Torben Iversen,Frances McCall Rosenbluth

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300153104

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 2038

This book presents an original and groundbreaking approach to gender inequality. Looking at women's power in the home, in the workplace, and in politics from a political economy perspective, the authors demonstrate that equality is tied to demand for women's labor outside the home, which is a function of structural, political, and institutional conditions.--[book jacket]


Eine Geschichte vom Überleben

Author: Patrisse Khan-Cullors,asha bandele

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462318187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1820

Wie viel ein schwarzes Leben zählt. Patrisse Khan-Cullors, die Mitbegründerin der neuen Bürgerrechtsbewegung #BlackLivesMatter, erzählt in diesem Buch vom Aufwachsen in einem Land, das von Armut, Ungleichheit und rassistischer Polizeigewalt geprägt ist. Sie schildert, wie sie Menschen begegnet, die entschlossen sind, Amerika zu verändern. Gemeinsam mit ihnen fordert sie eine neue Antwort auf eine alte Frage: Wie viel zählt ein schwarzes Leben? Als im Sommer 2013 der Nachbarschaftswachmann George Zimmerman, der den 17-jährigen schwarzen Schüler Trayvon Martin erschossen hat, freigesprochen wird, entsteht in den USA eine neue Bürgerrechtsbewegung unter dem Hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. In diesem Buch erzählt die Mitbegründerin ihre Geschichte. Patrisse Khan-Cullors wird in einem der ärmsten Viertel von Los Angeles geboren. Schon als kleines Mädchen erlebt sie den grundlegenden Unterschied, den ihre Hautfarbe bedeutet: in der Schule, in Freundschaften, in der Nachbarschaft. Der Zusammenhalt in ihrer Familie wird immer wieder auf die Probe gestellt – ihre Eltern, Verwandten und Geschwister kämpfen verzweifelt gegen die Folgen von Polizeigewalt, Ausbeutung in McJobs, Drogensucht, Rassismus und staatlicher Willkür. Auf dem Weg in ein selbstbestimmtes und freies Leben helfen ihr Kunst, Bildung und große Offenheit für andere Menschen. Ein Netzwerk entsteht, dessen Engagement über den Kampf gegen Rassismus hinausgeht. In eindringlicher Sprache erzählt Patrisse Khan-Cullors aus dem Alltag eines unbekannten Amerikas. Ihre zutiefst bewegende Geschichte hat eine einfache Botschaft: #BlackLivesMatter.