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Women and Political Participation : Cultural Change in the Political Arena

Women and Political Participation : Cultural Change in the Political Arena - 2nd edition

Women and Political Participation : Cultural Change in the Political Arena - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9781568029252

ISBN10: 156802925X

Women and Political Participation : Cultural Change in the Political Arena by M. Margaret Conway, David W. Ahern and Gertrude A. Steuernagel - ISBN 9781568029252
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Congressional Quarterly
Published: 2005
International: No
Women and Political Participation : Cultural Change in the Political Arena by M. Margaret Conway, David W. Ahern and Gertrude A. Steuernagel - ISBN 9781568029252

ISBN13: 9781568029252

ISBN10: 156802925X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 05

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Summary

Women's participation in the United States is shaped by the changing landscape of the country's cultural history. Through an exploration of the political socialization of women, the authors give students a powerful way to understand the gender gap in political attitudes, patterns of women's political participation, and women as members of the political elite.

For this new second edition the authors have updated every chapter with new content and data. Greater coverage of the interaction of gender, race, class, ethnicity, and age is integrated throughout and alongside additional material on feminism, Title IX, origins of the gender gap, and more on agents of socialization.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1. Women, Culture, and Political Participation

Women's Status in a Liberal Culture
Women and Cultural Change
Women's Political Participation: Colonial Times to 1920

CHAPTER 2. Women, Culture, and Political Socialization

Cultural Change and Gender Role Expectations
Gender Role Expectations and Political Socialization
Cultural Change and the Agents of Socialization
It's a Man's World, but Times Are Changing

CHAPTER 3. Gender Differences in Political Attitudes, Beliefs, and Policy Preferences

Explaining Gender Differences in Political
Orientation
Gender Differences in Political Preferences

CHAPTER 4. Differences among Women: Does Group Identification Explain Political Orientation?

Patterns of Group Consciousness
Relationship Between Feminist Orientation and Political Attitudes and Policy Preferences
Assessing the Political Implications of Differences in Policy Preferences

CHAPTER 5. Women's Political Participation

Patterns of Political Participation
Explanations for Patterns of Political Participation

CHAPTER 6. Opening the Doors to Political Power: Women as Members of the Political Elite

Women, Power, and the Political Culture
Women's Political Participation: A Closer Look
Women as Officeholders
Conclusion

CHAPTER 7. Women, Politics, and Cultural Change

From The Past to The Present
The Outlook for Women: Positive Signs, Negative Portents

Index

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Women and Political Participation : Cultural Change in the Political Arena by M. Margaret Conway, Gertrude A. Steuernagel and David W. Ahem - ISBN 9780871879226
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