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Gendering of American Politics Founding Mothers, Founding Fathers and Political Patriarchy

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ISBN-10: 0275961125

ISBN-13: 9780275961121

Edition: 1999

Authors: Mark E. Kann

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America's founding mothers and fathers built gender bias into American politics. This book examines traditional prejudices against women's political participation as well as efforts to overcome these prejudices during a revolutionary era. It inquires into the shifting male hierarchies that kept some men out of politics, admitted others to a limited citizenship, and privileged a few men with leadership authority. It also assesses the impact of the founders' gender bias on modern American politics. The gendering of American poltics began as a compromise between traditional patriarchal ideals that subordinated all women to male authority and revolutionary norms that recognized women's capacity for independence, reason, and patriotism. That compromise was manifested in the doctrine of "republican womanhood" which perpetuated women's exclusion from citizenship but afforded women sufficient educational opportunity and family influence to raise citizens and educate statesmen for the new republic. The gendering of American politics was concluded by a second compromise. The founders often expressed a desire to exclude disorderly men from public life and empower a few heroic men to exercise great leadership powers, but they generally settled for granting weak citizenship to most white family men and supporting elite government by accomplished gentleman legislators.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 6/30/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550

Megan Seely is a third wave feminist and activist. She was the youngest-ever elected president of California National Organization for Women, serving two terms from 2001 to 2005. An activist from a very young age she has been involved in community organizing and feminist activism on local, state, and national levels. She lives and teaches in northern California.Mark E. Kann, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and History, held the USC Associates Chair in Social Science at the University of Southern California. He is the author of  Republic of Men  (NYU Press, 1998) and  Punishment, Prisons, and Patriarchy  (NYU Press, 2005).

Preface
Introduction
Remember the Ladies Women's Exclusion from Politics
The Case for Women's Inclusion
The Doctrine of Republican Womanhood
The Ranks of Men Disorderly Men
A Small Governing Elite Weak Citizens and Gentleman Legislators Conclusion: The Founders' Legacy American's Gendered Politics
Notes
Bibliography
Index