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Gendering American Politics: Perspectives from the Literature / Edition 1

Gendering American Politics: Perspectives from the Literature / Edition 1


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Arguing that the field of women and politics has “come of age” and edited by best-selling author Karen O’Connor, this reader includes both classic and contemporary readings on women and politics and provides students with an understanding of current research in the area, a sense the evolution of the field of women and politics over time, and ideas of where the research is likely to go in the future.

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ISBN-13: 9780321090867
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 08/18/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


I. Opening the Debate.

1. Sapiro, Virginia. 1981. “When are Interests Interesting? The Problem of Political Representation of Women.” American Political Science Review 75: 701-716.

2. Diamond, Irene and Nancy Hartsock. 1981. “Beyond Interests in Politics: A Comment on Virginia Sapiro’s When are Interests Interesting? The Problem of Political Representation of Women.” American Political Science Review 75: 717-721.

II. Confronting the Constitution.

3. DuBois, Ellen Carol. 1987. “Outgrowing the Compact of the Fathers: Equal Rights, Woman Suffrage, and the United States Constitution, 1820-1878.” Journal of American History 74: 836-862.

4. McDonagh, Eileen Lorenzi. 1990. “The Significance of the Nineteenth Amendment: A New Look at Civil Rights, Social Welfare, and Woman Suffrage Alignments in the Progressive Era.” Women & Politics 10: 59-94.

5. Mansbridge, Jane J. 1986. “Why We Lost the ERA.” In Why We Lost the Era. Chicago, IL: University of Cambridge Press. 1-7.

6. MacKinnon, Catharine A. 1989. “Toward Feminist Jurisprudence.” In Toward a Feminist Theory of the State. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 237-249.

III. Participating in the Process.

7. Welch, Susan. 1977. “Women as Political Animals? A Test of Some Explanations for Male-Female Political Participation Differences.” American Journal of Political Science 21: 711-730.

8.Costain, Anne N. 1992. “A New Women’s Movement Emerges.” Inviting Women’s Rebellion: Political Process Interpretation of the Women’s Movement. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press. 44-78.

9. Schlozman, Kay Lehman, Nancy Burns, and Sidney Verba. 1994. “Gender and the Pathways to Participation: The Role of Resources.” Journal of Politics 56: 963-990.

10. Hardy Fanta, Carole. 1993. “Discovering Latina Women in Politics: Gender, Culture, and Participatory Theory.” Latina Politics, Latino Politics: Gender, Culture, and Political Participation in Boston. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 15-36.

IV. Aiming for Office

11. Caroll, Susan J. 1985. “Political Elites and Sex Differences in Political Ambition: A Reconsideration.” Journal of Politics 47: 1231-1243.

12. Costantini, Edmond. 1990. “Political Women and Political Ambitions: Closing the Gender Gap.” American Journal of Political Science 34: 741-770.

13. Fox, Richard L. and Jennifer Lawless. 2003. “Family Structure, Sex-Role Socialization, and the Decision to Run for Office.” Women and Politics 24: 19-48.

14. Palmer, Barbara and Dennis Simon. 2003. “Political Ambition and Women in the US House of Representatives, 1916-2000.” Political Research Quarterly 56: 127-138.

V. Listening for the Women’s Voices.

15. Gurin, Patricia. 1985. “Women’s Gender Consciousness.” Public Opinion Quarterly 49: 143-163.

16. Conover, Pamela Johnston. 1988. “Feminists and the Gender Gap.” Journal of Politics 50: 985-1010.

17. Cook, Elizabeth Adell and Clyde Wilcox. 1991. “Feminism and the Gender Gap–A Second Look.” Journal of Politics 53: 1111-1122.

18. Norrander, Barbara. 1997. “The Independence Gap and the Gender Gap.” Public Opinion Quarterly 61: 464-476.

19. Kaufmann, Karen M. and John R. Petrocik. 1999. “The Changing Politics of American Men: Understanding the Sources of the Gender Gap.” American Journal of Political Science 43: 864-887.

20. Schreiber, Ronnee. 2002. “Injecting a Woman’s Voice: Conservative Women’s Organizations, Gender Consciousness, and the Expression of Women’s Policy Preferences.” Sex Roles 47: 331-342.

VI. Finding a Place in the Political Parties.

21. Boneparth, Ellen. 1977. “Women in Campaigns: From Lickin’ and Stickin’ to Strategy.” American Politics Quarterly 5: 289-300.

22. Fowlkes, Diane L., Jerry Perkins, and Sue Tolleson Rinehart. 1979. “Gender Roles and Party Roles.” American Political Science Review 73: 772-780.

23. Freeman, Jo. 1986. “The Political Culture of the Democratic and Republican Parties.” Political Science Quarterly 101: 327-356.

24. Sanbonmatsu, Kira. 2002. “Political Parties and the Recruitment of Women to State Legislatures.” Journal of Politics 64: 791-809.

VII. Running for Office.

25. Darcy, R., and Sarah Slavin Schramm. 1977. “When Women Run Against Men.” Public Opinion Quarterly 41: 1-12.

26. Bullock, Charles S. III and Susan A. MacManus. 1991. “Municipal Electoral Structures and the Election of Councilwomen.” Journal of Politics 53: 75-89.

27. Huddy, Leonie and Nayda Terkildsen. 1993. “Gender Stereotypes and the Perception of Male and Female Candidates.” American Journal of Political Science 37: 119-147.

28. Kahn, Kim Fridkin. 1994. “The Distorted Mirror: Press Coverage of Women Candidates for Statewide Office.” Journal of Politics 56: 154-173.

29. Dolan, Kathleen. 2001. “Electoral Context, Issues, and Voting for Women in the 1990s.” Women & Politics 23(1/2): 21-36.

VIII. Legislating for Women.

30. Werner, Emmy E. 1966. “Women in Congress, 1917-1964.” Western Political Quarterly 19: 16-30.

31. Thomas, Sue. 1991. “The Impact of Women on State Legislative Policies.” Journal of Politics 53: 958-976.

32. Kathlene, Lyn. 1994. “Power and Influence in State Legislative Policymaking: The Interaction of Gender and Position in Committee Hearing Debates.” American Political Science Review 88: 560-576.

33. Rosenthal, Cindy Simon. "Gender Styles in State Legislative Committees: Raising Their Voices in Resolving Conflict".

34. Swers, Michele L. 1998. “Are Women More Likely to Vote for Women’s Issue Bills Than Their Male Colleagues?” Legislative Studies Quarterly 23: 435-448.

35. Hawkesworth, Mary. 2003. “Congressional Enactments of Race-Gender: Toward a Theory of Raced-Gendered Institutions.” American Politics Science Review 97: 529-550.

IX. Judging Women.

36. Gruhl, John, Cassia Spohn, and Susan Welch. 1981. “Women as Policymakers: The Case of Trial Judges.” American Journal of Political Science 25: 308-322.

37. Songer, Donald R., Sue Davis, and Susan Haire. 1994. “A Reappraisal of Diversification in the Federal Courts: Gender Effects in the Court of Appeals.” Journal of Politics 56: 425-439.

38. Coontz, Phyllis. 2000. “Gender and Judicial Decisions: Do Female Judges Decide Cases Differently than Male Judges?” Gender Issues 18: 59-73.

39. O’Connor, Karen and Jeffrey Segal. 1990. “Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the Supreme Court’s Reaction to Its First Female Member.” Women & Politics 10(2): 95-104.

X. Governing Women.

40. Ferree, Myra Marx. 1974. “A Woman for President? Changing Responses: 1958-1972.” Public Opinion Quarterly 38: 390-399.

41. Frankovic, Kathleen. 1988. “The Ferraro Factor: The Women’s Movement, the Polls, and the Press.” In The Politics of the Gender Gap. Ed. Carol M. Mueller. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. 102-123.

42. Duerst-Lahti, Georgia. 1997. “Reconceiving Theories of Power: Consequences of Masculinism in the Executive Branch.” In The Other Elites: Women, Politics, and Power in the Executive Branch. Ed. by MaryAnne Borrelli and Janet M. Martin. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reiner. 11-32.

43. Borrelli, MaryAnne. 1997. “Gender, Credibility, and Politics: The Senate Nomination Hearings of Cabinet Secretaries-Designate, 1975-1993.” Political Research Quarterly 50: 171-197.

44. O’Connor, Karen, Bernadette Nye, and Laura van Assendelft. 1996. “Wives in the White House: The Political Influence of First Ladies.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 26: 835-850.

45. Dolan, Julie. 2001. “Political Appointees in the United States: Does Gender Make a Difference?” PS: Political Science and Politics 34: 213-216.

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