A new feminist approach to political science and politics


Women's Political Voice

How Women are Transforming the Practice and Study of Politics

Janet A. Flammang

paper EAN: 978-1-56639-534-2 (ISBN: 1-56639-534-8)
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480 pp 6x9

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 concepts—the mobilization and participation of the mass public; the recruitment, policy preferences, and political style of public officials; agenda-setting; and coalition-building—Janet 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.


Excerpt available at www.temple.edu/tempress


Preface: The Puzzle of the Feminist Capital

Part I: Women's Political Voice in the Academy and the Community
1. Women's Political Voice in Political Science: The Women's Movement Challenges Conventional Wisdom in the Academy
2. Women's Political Life in Santa Clara County: A Favorable Climate for Women's Political Activism

Part II: Women and Mass Politics
3. Political Mobilization: Women's Shift from Individual to Group Consciousness and Activity
4. Political Participation: Women's Civic Activity in Communities and the State

Part III: Women and Elite Politics
5. Political Recruitment: Women's Distinctive Path to Public Office
6. Policy Preferences and Political Style: Female Officials as Liberal Feminist Problem Solvers

Part IV: Women and Elite-Mass Interaction
7. Agenda Setting: Women Bring New Issues to Public Attention
8. Political Coalitions: The Hard Work of Sisterhood



About the Author(s)

Janet A. Flammang is Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Professor of Political Science at Santa Clara University. She is the author or editor of two previous texts on U.S. politics.

Subject Categories

Political Science and Public Policy
Women's Studies

In the series

Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg.

No longer active.

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.


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