Women, Politics, and American Society

ISBN-10: 0205745415

ISBN-13: 9780205745418

Edition: 5th 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Nancy E. McGlen, Karen O'Connor, Laura Van Assendelft, Wendy Gunther-Canada

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New to this edition: This text has been streamlined by 10% throughout, making coverage more succinct and key points more easily identified. All data, including those populating the charts and graphs, have been updated with the latest findings through 2009. Increased coverage and attention to the issues of women and politics internationall. New focus on the economic downturn of 2008/9 and its impact on women in the workplace. Increased emphasis on women in the military. New emphasis on intersectionality. New emphasis on the Obama administration vs. Clinton or Bush. Increased coverage of women as leaders at the local level.
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List price: $99.80
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Karen O�Connor (Ph.D., J.D., SUNY Buffalo) is founder and Director of the Women and Politics Institute at American University, where she has also served as Chair of the Department of Government. Previously (1977-1995), she taught in the Political Science and Law programs at Emory University. Dr. O�Connor has written, co-authored, and edited several books, including: Gendering American Politics: Perspectives from the Literature ; Women and Congress: Running, Winning, and Ruling ; No Neutral Ground: Abortion Politics in an Age of Absolutes ; Women, Politics, and American Society, Fourth Edition ; and the widely used American government college textbook, American Government: Continuity and Change, Ninth Edition (with Larry Sabato). She has authored over 50 articles in scholarly journals and book chapters on women, politics, and law. Her research focus is women and the law and, as a former counsel challenging the constitutionality of the Hyde Amendment, she addressed the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee revisiting Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton . Dr. O�Connor is Past President of the Women�s Caucus for Political Science, the Southern Political Science Association, and the National Capitol Area Political Science Association. She edited the scholarly journal Women & Politics from 1999 through 2003 and serves on the editorial boards of several political science journals. She currently serves as President-Elect of the Women and Politics Research Section of the American Political Science Association and formerly served as the President of the APSA Law and Courts research section. In 2003, she was American University�s Scholar Teacher of the Year and in 2006 she was named to the rank of John N. Helfat Distinguished Professor of Political Science, a distinction reserved for the university�s leading scholars.

Introduction: Women's Movements in America
An Overview of Women's Rights Movement Activity
The Early Woman's Movement (1848-1875)
The Suffrage Movement (1890-1925)
The Women's Rights Movement (1966-1982)
Radical Feminists
Mainstream Feminists
Feminism Today
Political Rights and Realities
The Struggle for Political Rights
The Woman's Rights Movement and the Ballot
The Civil War Amendments
New Groups Founded
Profiles in Leadership
Woman Suffrage and the Fourteenth Amendment
Litigating for the Franchise
Toward a Constitutional Amendment
The Antisuffrage Movement
The Suffrage Movement: The Quest for the Vote Continues
Constituent Groups
Educated Suffrage
Suffrage Flounders
Toward a National Amendment
A Winning Plan
Suffrage Not Enough-The Beginning of the End
The NWP and the Equal Rights Amendment
The Drive for Women's Political Rights
The President's Commission on the Status of Women and NOW
The Ratification Effort
ERA-The First Stage (1972-1977)
ERA-The Second Stage (1977-1979)
ERA-The Third Stage (1979-1982)
The Aftermath of the ERA Ratification Effort: Women's Groups Mobilize for Expanded Political Opportunities
Women and Politics Madam President: When Will a Woman Win the White House?
GLOBAL AWARENESS Few Women Head World Governments
The National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC)
The Feminist Majority Foundation
The League of Women Voters
The American Association of University Women
The National Organization for Women
Women's PACs
NOW/PAC and NOW Equality PAC
EMILY's List
The WISH List
Women's Political Participation
Cultural Attitudes About the Political Participation of Women
The Impact of the Women's Rights Movement on Political Rights and Political Participation
Political Socialization
Political Interest and Knowledge
Political Efficacy
Political Participation
Voter Turnout
Issue Positions
Party Identification
Voting Patterns
Political Activism
Lobbying and Community Involvement
Campaign and Party Work
Office Holding
Women in Congress
Women in State Legislatures and Statewide Elective Office
Women and Politics Virginia's "Farm Team": Inspiring Women from the Ground Up
Women in Local Elective Office
Barriers to Women in Elected and Appointed Positions
Media Bias
Career Choice and Ambition
Family Demands
Sex Discrimination
The Political System
Campaign Finance
Party Organization
Electoral Systems
Global Awareness Women in National Parliaments, 2009
Problems Faced by Women in Elected Positions
Impact of Women in Elected Positions
Women Legislators at the State and Local Level
Women in Congress
Problems Faced by Women in Appointed Positions
The Executive Branch
The Federal Judiciary
Profiles in Leadership Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Impact of Women in Appointed Positions
Employment and Educational Rights and Realities
The Struggle for Employment and Educational Rights
The Woman's Movement
The Seneca Falls Convention and the Woman's Movement
Efforts on Behalf of Working Women
Professionalization and Education
The Suffrage Movement
The Drive for Protective Legislation
Maximum Hour and Minimum Wage Laws
Women and Work After Gaining Suffrage
Education and the Professions
World War II
Education After World War II
The Women's Rights Movement
The Equal Pay Act
Department of Labor Enforcement
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
EEOC Enforcement
BFOQs, Customer Preference, and Protective Legislation
Affirmative Action
Profiles in Leadership The Sanchez Sisters Elected to Congress
Sexual Harassment
Employment Discrimination and the Consequences of Childbearing
Pregnancy Discrimination
The Difference Debate
The Family and Medical Leave Act
Global Awareness Family Leave Around the World
Title IX and the Constitution
Women and Politics Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Fights for Title IX
Student Treatment
Test Fairness
Hiring and Personnel Practices
Women's Economic and Educational Status
Attitudes Toward Work and Women
Before the Women's Movement
The Impact of the Women's Movement
Attitudes Toward Mothers Working
Global Awareness Declining Birthrates and the Global Economy
Attitudes About the Abilities of Women
Preparation of Women for Employment Outside the Home
Early Training for Work
The Women's Rights Movement and Preparation for Work
Education and Work Readiness
Profiles in Leadership Michelle Rhee, District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor
Workforce Commitment Attitudes
Sex Discrimination
Discrimination by Employers
Discrimination by Male Employees
Economic and Marketplace Factors
Impact of Barriers on the Position of Women in the Marketplace
Employment Levels of Women
Workforce Commitment of Women
Wages of Women
Women and Politics The Wage Gap Tax
Solutions to Pay Inequity
Comparable Worth
Affirmative Action
Family Leave, Day Care, and Flexible Jobs
Familial and Reproductive Rights and Realities
The Struggle for Familial and Reproductive Rights
The Woman's Movement
Effects of the Common Law
Divorce Reform
Birth Control
Voluntary Motherhood
Women and Politics Victoria Woodhull for President
The Suffrage Movement
Educated Motherhood
Birth Control in the Suffrage Era
The Current Women's Rights Movement
Marriage and the Loss of Identity
Profiles in Leadership Hillary Rodham Clinton
Marriage and Divorce Law
Divorce and Custody Laws
Marriage, Motherhood, and the Postmodern Family
Motherhood and New Issues of "Family"
The Decision to Have Children
Reproductive Freedom
Birth Control
Adolescent Access to Birth Control
Global Awareness Reproductive Health Care for Teenagers
A Pro-choice Administration
Litigating to Stop Violence
Congress Acts
NOW v. Scheidler Decided
The Freedom of Choice Act
Congress Votes to Roll Back Reproductive Rights
A Pro-life Administration
New Frontiers in Reproductive Rights
The Obama Administration
Women's Place in the Family
Attitudinal Change Toward Marriage and the Family
Pre-Twentieth-Century America
Profiles in Leadership Kathleen Sebelius, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
The Women's Rights Movement and Attitudes Toward Marriage and Family
Attitudes Toward Marriage
Women and Politics Equal Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples
Attitudes Toward Motherhood
Sexuality and Birth Control
Differences Among Women
Global Awareness Abortion Rates Worldwide
Women's and Men's Resources in the Struggle for Equal Roles
Discrimination by Men in the Family
Impact of Cultural Attitudes, Lack of Resources, and Discrimination on the Position of Women in the Family
Marriage Rates
Companionship Marriage
The New Families
The Future of the Movement
Prerequisites for a Reenergized Women's Rights Movement
Organizational Base and Organizational Support
Leaders and Organizers
Communications Networks
Critical Mobilizing Events
Political Mobilization
Goals for the Women's Rights Movement
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