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Women and Politics The Pursuit of Equality

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ISBN-10: 0618063382

ISBN-13: 9780618063383

Edition: 2002

Authors: Lynne E. Ford

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The second volume in the New Directions in Political Behavior series, Women and Politics brings two perspectives on equality for women to the forefront: the legal doctrine, emphasizing gender neutrality; and the fairness doctrine, recognizing the differences between men and women. In-depth analysis combined with a clear presentation of theory and history motivates students to think critically about the challenges faced by women, past and present.
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List price: $56.36
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 316
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Lynne E. Ford is Associate Provost for Curriculum and Academic Administration and professor of political science at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. She received her B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in government and political behavior from the University of Maryland-College Park. Ford's teaching and research interests include women and politics, elections and voting behavior, political psychology, and civic engagement. She has written articles on women in state legislatures, the under-representation of women in political office in the American South, and work-family policy in the United States. She has also authored WOMEN AND…    

Two Paths to Equality Politics and Women's Pursuit of Equality
Defining Women's Politics
Distinguishing Sex from Gender
The First Path: The Legal Equality Doctrine
The Second Path: The Fairness Doctrine
Feminism's Direct Challenge to Gender
Relations Approaches to Feminism
Using Politics to Bring About Change
Encountering the Controversies of Equality: Memorializing Women's History
Encountering the Controversies of Equality: The Case of Pregnant Working Women
All Rights Are not Equal: Suffrage Versus the Equal Rights Amendment
From Seneca Falls to Suffrage: Three Generations of Women
Work for the Vote Opposition to Women's Suffrage
Post-Suffrage Divisions: The Equal Rights Amendment or Special Protections for Women?
The Failure of the ERA
Three Political Lessons
About Gender Equality
Conclusion
Encountering the Controversies of Equality: Two Means to the Same End: A Contrast in the Styles of Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt
Suffrage Accomplished: Women as Political Participants Women
Enter the Electorate as Voters
The Gender Gap Gender
Differences in Political Participation
Beyond the Ballot
Explaining the Patterns of Participation
Mobilizing Women's
Political Participation
Conclusion
Encountering the Controversies of Equality: When Should a Woman "Blow the Whistle"?
Women Seeking Office: The Next Phase of Political Integration
Women Candidates Are as Likely to Win Elections as Men
Women Are NOT as Likely to Be Candidates
Can Women Candidates Expect Support from Women Voters?
Systemic Sources of Electoral Bias
Against Women Candidates
Initiatives Designed to Increase the Number of Women
Candidates Political Appointments: An Alternative to Political Office
Conclusion
Encountering the Controversies of Equality: Elizabeth Dole's
Campaign and the Press Encountering the Controversies of Equality: Is This a Sign of Progress?
Women as Political Actors: Emerging Insiders and Seasoned Outsiders
Political Representation
Political Insiders: How Do Men and Women Differ?
How Effectively Do Women Stand for Women's Interests?
Seasoned Outsiders: Women as Political Activists and Agitators
The Politics of Direct Action and Community
Organizing International Agreements and Gender Equality
Conclusion
Encountering the Controversies of Equality: Women and World Politics
Education and the Pursuit of Equality
A Brief History of the Education of Women
Legislating Gender Equity in Education: Title IX and the WEEA Equity in Action: How Girls and Boys Experience
School Education's Long-Term
Impact on Women's Status Worldwide Education
Issues Facing Future Generations in the United States
Conclusion Encountering the Controversies of Equality: What About Men?
Women and Work: In Pursuit of Economic Equality
Women Enter the Workforce: A Brief History
Legal Paths to Equality: Equal Pay, Title VII, and Affirmative Action
The Impact of Federal Policies on Women's Work
Experiences Limits of the Legal Equality
Doctrine in Promoting Economic Equality
The Consequences of a Gendered Economy: The Demographics of Poverty
Conclusion
Encountering the Controversies of Equality: Equal Protection Versus Protectionism
The Politics of Family and Fertility: The Last Battleground in the Pursuit of Equality?
The Demographics of Modern Families
Creating Families Through Marriage
The Development of Contemporary Marriage
The Legacy of Patriarchy Divorce
Toward a Genuine Family
Policy in the United States: What Would It Take?
Controlling Reproduction
Women's Rights Versus Fetal Rights Technology, Reproduction, and Gender Ideologies
Conclusion
Encountering the Controversies of Equality: Domestic Violence
Then and Now Encountering the Controversies of Equality: Can a Feminist Be Against Abortion?
Conclusion: New Challenges in the Pursuit of Equality
Elective Franchise and Political Representation
Marriage and Family Rights Education, Employment, and Economic Opportunities
Where Ddo We Go from Here?
Encountering the Controversies of Equality: Will You Have to Move in Pursuit of Equality?