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    Political Worlds of Women Activism, Advocacy, and Governance in the Twenty-First Century

    ISBN-10: 0813344956
    ISBN-13: 9780813344959
    Edition: 2012
    Author(s): Mary Hawkesworth
    Description:  Political Worlds of Womenprovides a comprehensive overview of women’s political activism, comparing formal and informal channels of power from official institutions of state to grassroots mobilizations and Internet campaigns. Illuminating the  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2012
    Publisher: Westview Press
    Publication Date: 2/28/2012
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 448
    Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.144
    Language: English

     Political Worlds of Womenprovides a comprehensive overview of women’s political activism, comparing formal and informal channels of power from official institutions of state to grassroots mobilizations and Internet campaigns. Illuminating the politics of identity enmeshed in local, national, and global gender orders, this book explores women’s creation of new political spaces and innovative political strategies to secure full citizenship and equal access to political power. Incorporating case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, Mary Hawkesworth analyzes critical issues such as immigration and citizenship, the politics of representation, sexual regulation, and gender mainstreaming in order to examine how women mobilize in this era of globalization.Political Worlds of Womendeepens understandings of national and global citizenship and presents the formidable challenges facing racial and gender justice in the contemporary world. It is an essential resource for students and scholars of women’s studies and gender politics.

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    Political Worlds of Women: Introduction
    Strategies of Political Analysis
    Comparative Assessment
    Multilevel Analysis
    Feminist Theorizing in Context
    Tracing Historical Change
    Expanding Political Frames
    From Individual and Institutional Analysis to Structures of Oppression
    Chapter Overview
    Political Leadership, Gendered Institutions, and the Politics of Exclusion
    Women in Executive Offices
    Women in National Legislatures
    Explaining Women's Continuing Absence
    Gendered Institutions and the Politics of Exclusion: Historical Precedents
    Body Politics in the American and French Revolutions
    The Consolidation of Separate Spheres
    Political Parties and the Politics of Exclusion: Contemporary Practices
    From Demography to Development: Women's Worlds and the Politics of Knowledge
    Global Gender Demographics
    Life Expectancy
    Gender Ratios
    Marriage and Divorce
    Pregnancy and Childbearing
    Women's Labor
    War and Displacement
    Modernization Theory as Policy Practice
    Gender and Gendering in Development Policies
    Women and Development: Reproduction and "Welfare"
    Women in Development:
    The Virtues of Waged Labor in the Formal Sector Gender and Development
    Sustainable Development
    Producing Raced-Gendered Citizens
    Liberty, Equality, and Citizenship: Classical Liberal Presumptions
    The Political Demarcation of Public and Private Spheres
    Producing Raced-Gendered Citizens
    Birthright and Its Suspension
    Miscegenation Laws: Crafting the Complexion of Citizens
    The Discursive Production of Raced-Gendered Citizens
    Welfare Policy
    From the Politics of Identity to Identity Politics
    Dispelling Caricatures of Identity Politics
    The Politics of Identity
    The Microphysics of Power: Regulating Dress
    Patrolling National Borders: Marriage and Reproduction
    Reproducing Servility
    Sexual Terror as Feminizing Practice
    Making Injustice Visible and Actionable
    Identity Politics
    Struggling for Visibility
    Expanding the National Imaginary
    Challenging Political Homophobia
    Securing Constitutional Rights and Recognition
    Transnational Strategies for Sexual Democracy
    Engaging the State
    Competing Conceptions of the State
    The Straggle for Equal Citizenship
    The Quest for Equality in the United States
    Activism and Advocacy in Comparative Perspective
    Women's Movements and Democratization in Latin America
    Women's Movement Activism at the Grassroots in India
    Feminist Civil Society: From Interest Groups to NGOs
    NGOs in Postsocialist States
    The European Women's Lobby: Coordinating Gender Equality Initiatives
    Engaging the State in Africa:
    From Apartheid to. the War on Terror Mobilizing for Equality it South Africa
    Engaging the State in Morocco
    Becoming the State
    Portraits of Women Heads of State
    Routes to Power: From Kinship to Quotas
    Political Parties and the Gender Politics of Partisanship
    Strategies to Limit Male Dominance
    Reserved Seats
    Voluntary Party Quotas
    Mandatory Quotas
    Challenges in Governing: Gender Politics in Office
    Obstacles Confronting Women in Political Office
    Promoting Equality Through Policymaking and Policy
    Equality Policies: From Women's Machinery to State Feminism
    Women's Policy Machinery
    State Feminism
    Policy Interventions: Violence Against Women
    Brazil's Delegacia da Mulher (Women's Police Station)
    Family Courts in India
    Gender Mainstreaming
    Comparative Approaches to Gender Mainstreaming
    The Politics of Equality
    International and Transnational Political Activism
    Activism Within International Institutions
    The UN Commission on the Status of Women and CEDAW
    UW World Conferences and NGO Forums
    UN Women
    Transnational Activism:
    Preventing War by Reconceptualizing Peace Early Twentieth-Century Interventions
    Promoting Peace in the Contemporary Era
    Expanding the Framework of Peace Activism
    Everyday Peacemaking
    Virtual Politics
    The Technological Infrastructure for Virtual Politics
    New Media and the Politics of Mobilization
    Flash Mobs
    Information Politics
    Peer-to-Peer Exchanges
    New Media, Electoral Politics, and Political Participation: Evidence from the United States
    Inclusion and Exclusion in Virtual Politics
    The Microphysics of Power Within the Profession
    The Politics of Representation and the Content of New Media
    North/South Inequities
    Gendered Genres in New Media
    Refiguring the Public and the Private
    Political Worlds of Women: Future Prospects
    Prospects for Equitable Politics
    Gendered States, Subordinating Practices
    Stereotyping and Bias in Evaluation
    Norms Grounded in Men's Experience
    Frames That Mask Raced-Gendered Power
    Economic Practices That Fuel Inequality
    Resistance and Reaction
    Fundamentalist Offensives
    Future Prospects

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