A new feminist approach to political science and politics
Women's Political Voice
How Women are Transforming the Practice and Study of Politics
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Janet A. Flammang
Since the 1960's, academic and activist women have been challenging the conventional wisdom about political life and the study of politics. Organizing her book by standard political conceptsthe mobilization and participation of the mass public; the recruitment, policy preferences, and political style of public officials; agenda-setting; and coalition-buildingJanet Flammang subjects these concepts to a withering feminist critique based on the insights of feminist theory and the empirical evidence of hundreds of studies of women's distinctive politics.
This book accomplishes four major tasks:
Women's Political Voice records the transformative politics of the women's movement and, simultaneously, urges political scientists to ask new questions and to adopt new methods.
Preface: The Puzzle of the Feminist Capital
Part I: Women's Political Voice in the Academy and the Community
Part II: Women and Mass Politics
Part III: Women and Elite Politics
Part IV: Women and Elite-Mass Interaction
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Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg.
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Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg, includes books on women and issues of work, family, social movements, politics, feminism, and empowerment. It emphasizes women's roles in society and the social construction of gender and also explores current policy issues like comparable worth, international development, job training, and parental leave.