Women, power and politics

Author: Anne Stevens

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230507814

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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A major new introduction to women's political involvement and role in the liberal democratic world drawing examples from a wide range of countries to illustrate key common features and divergences. Anne Stevens not only assesses the extent of women's participation and representation in government, and in parliaments but also in grass roots politics. The central focus throughout is on the issue of whether and how gender makes a difference.

Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran

Author: Tara Povey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134779968

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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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, 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

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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.

Power and Politics in the Book of Judges

Men and Women of Valor

Author: John C. Yoder

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451496621

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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John C. Yoder examines political culture and behavior in the book of Judges. Although the Deuteronomistic editor portrayed the "judges" as moral champions, the men and women of valor were preoccupied with the problem of gaining and maintaining political power. They were ambitious, at times ruthless; they might be labeled chiefs, strongmen, or even warlords in today's world, using violence, patronage, and the control of the labor and reproductive capacity of subordinates, as well as other strategies that did not require the constant exercise of force.

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

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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.

Women, Politics, and Power

A Global Perspective

Author: Pamela Paxton,Melanie M. Hughes

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483377016

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

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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.

French Women in Politics

Writing Power, Paternal Legitimization, and Maternal Legacies

Author: Raylene L. Ramsay

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571810816

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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Although more women in France have entered political life than ever before, the fact remains that there are fewer women representatives in the French parliament than there were after the Second World War. In a new and original approach, the author presents an overview and analysis of the emerging body of text by or on women who have held high political office in France. The argument is that writing about women and politics has not just described or reflected women's slow but now substantial entry into political life; it has played a major part in shaping the parity debate and its outcomes. Interviews with political women, such as Huguette Bouchardeau, Simone Veil or Edith Cresson, inserted in the text, demonstrate the emergence and circulation of a new common discourse focused on the issue of whether women in politics make or should make a difference. A close reading of the various texts examined in this book and their connection to new public counter-discourses in France suggest that a re-writing of power is indeed occurring.

Beyond Identity Politics

Feminism, Power and Politics

Author: Moya Lloyd

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803978850

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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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 in Politics

Gender, Power and Development

Author: Mariz Tadros

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783600551

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Women the world over are being prevented from engaging in politics. Women’s political leadership of any sort is a rarity and a career in politics rarer still. We have, however, begun to understand what it takes to create an enabling environment for women’s political participation. In this exciting and pioneering collection, writers from Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East are brought together for the first time to talk explicitly about women’s participation in the political scene across the global South. Answering such questions as how women can get political apprenticeship opportunities, how these opportunities translate into the pursuit of a political career, and how these pursuits then influence the kind of political platform women advocate once in power, Women in Politics is essential reading for anyone interested in what it means to engage politically.

Women, Power and Politics

Now

Author: Joy Wilkinson,Zinnie Harris,Bola Agbaje

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848421172

Category: Drama

Page: 127

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Women, Power and Politics: Now includes Joy Wilkinson's Acting Leader, in which a woman leads the Labor Party; Bola Agbaje's Playing the Game, about student politics today; Zinnie Harris' The Panel, about an appointments board's secret agenda; Sam Holcroft's Pink, in which a self-made millionaire thinks again, and Sue Townsend's You, Me and Wii, in which a doorstep canvasser arrives.

Confederate Reckoning

Author: Stephanie McCurry

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674056655

Category: History

Page: 456

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Stephanie McCurry tells a very different tale of the Confederate experience. When the grandiosity of Southerners’ national ambitions met the harsh realities of wartime crises, unintended consequences ensued. Although Southern statesmen and generals had built the most powerful slave regime in the Western world, they had excluded the majority of their own people—white women and slaves—and thereby sowed the seeds of their demise.

Black Women in Politics

Demanding Citizenship, Challenging Power, and Seeking Justice

Author: Julia S. Jordan-Zachery,Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438470932

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

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Examines how Diasporic Black women engage in politics. This book explores how Diasporic Black women engage in politics, highlighting three dimensions—citizenship, power, and justice—that are foundational to intersectionality theory and politics as developed by Black women and other women of color. By extending beyond particular time periods, locations, and singular definitions of politics, Black Women in Politics sets itself apart in the field of women’s and gender studies in three ways: by focusing on contemporary Black politics not only in the United States, but also the African Diaspora; by showcasing politics along a broad trajectory, including social movements, formal politics, public policy, media studies, and epistemology; and by including a multidisciplinary range of scholars, with a strong concentration of work by political scientists, a group whose work is often excluded or limited in edited collections. The final result expands our repertoire of methodological tools and concepts for discussing and assessing Black women’s lives, the conditions under which they live, their labor, and the politics they enact to improve their circumstances. “Black Women in Politics offers a new perspective on Black women as political actors. Jordan-Zachery and Alexander-Floyd have assembled a stellar group of essays that speak to the broad experiences and concerns of Black women as political actors. Together, the essays present a compelling story of what we learn when we center Black women’s voices in policy debates, democratic theory, and notions of political leadership.” — Wendy Smooth, The Ohio State University

Politics, Gender and Conceptual Metaphors

Author: K. Ahrens

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230245234

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

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Distinguished researchers from around the world examine the interplay between gender and metaphor in political language in Great Britain, the United States, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, and Singapore. They draw on a wide variety of corpus data to determine to what extent metaphors used by women in political power differ with, or remain the same as that of men. They also examine what effect metaphor use has on women's power in the political arena. This wide-ranging collection of language-based studies will interest students and researchers in discourse analysis, political communication, gender studies, journalism, and media studies.

A Flag Worth Dying For

The Power and Politics of National Symbols

Author: Tim Marshall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501168339

Category: History

Page: 304

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First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Elliott and Thompson Limited as: Worth dying for: the power and politics of flags.

Women and Politics

The Pursuit of Equality

Author: Lynne Ford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042998264X

Category: Political Science

Page: 466

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Women and Politics is a comprehensive examination of women's use of politics in pursuit of gender equality. How can demands for gender equality be reconciled with sex differences? Resolving this paradoxical question has proceeded along two paths: the legal equality doctrine, which emphasizes gender neutrality, and the fairness doctrine, which recognizes differences between men and women. The text's clear analysis and presentation of theory and history helps students to think critically about the difficulties faced by women in politics, and about how public policies in education, labour and the economy, and family and fertility, impact gender equality. The fully-revised fourth edition explores new critical perspectives, recent political events, and current challenges to gender equality, including the 2016 presidential election and Hillary Clinton's candidacy, the fight for equal pay and paid leave, and the debate over reproductive rights and campus sexual assault. It also includes current scholarship on the intersections of race, class, and gender, and expanded coverage of minority women, women in the military, and conservative women. This text, and its two-path framework, is essential to understanding women's pursuit of equality via the political system.

Women & Power

A Manifesto

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782834532

Category: Social Science

Page: 74

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Britain's best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women. Her examples range from the classical world to the modern day, from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women's relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template. A year on since the advent of #metoo, Beard looks at how the discussions have moved on during this time, and how that intersects with issues of rape and consent, and the stories men tell themselves to support their actions. In trademark Beardian style, using examples ancient and modern, Beard argues, 'it's time for change - and now!' From the author of international bestseller SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.

Power and Politics in California

Author: Ken Debow,John C Syer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317345312

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Now in its ninth edition,Power and Politics in California continues its tradition of asking Californians to take a hard and systematic look at their state governance, and engage themselves in a critical analysis of what is working, what is not, and what changes need to be made for the state to meet the increasingly formidable challenges it faces.The era of Arnold is now in its mid-stages, and the rise of this very different political personality has had significant impacts on the state. This ninth edition provides analysis of Governor Schwarzenegger in context and looks forward to how California's fiscal condition, educational system, and response to diversity will play a vital role in shaping the state's politics in the future.

Remaking Black Power

How Black Women Transformed an Era

Author: Ashley D. Farmer

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469634384

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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In this comprehensive history, Ashley D. Farmer examines black women's political, social, and cultural engagement with Black Power ideals and organizations. Complicating the assumption that sexism relegated black women to the margins of the movement, Farmer demonstrates how female activists fought for more inclusive understandings of Black Power and social justice by developing new ideas about black womanhood. This compelling book shows how the new tropes of womanhood that they created--the "Militant Black Domestic," the "Revolutionary Black Woman," and the "Third World Woman," for instance--spurred debate among activists over the importance of women and gender to Black Power organizing, causing many of the era's organizations and leaders to critique patriarchy and support gender equality. Making use of a vast and untapped array of black women's artwork, political cartoons, manifestos, and political essays that they produced as members of groups such as the Black Panther Party and the Congress of African People, Farmer reveals how black women activists reimagined black womanhood, challenged sexism, and redefined the meaning of race, gender, and identity in American life.