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Women and elective office : past, present, and future
Thomas, Sue, 1957-
Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xiii, 241 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The bottleneck: women becoming candidates / Georgia Duehrst-Lahti -- Campaign finance: women's experience in the modern era / Barbara Burrell -- Gender, political advertising, and the "air wars" / Leonard Williams -- Voter reaction to women candidates / Elizabeth Adell Cook -- Are all women state legislators alike? / Kathleen Dolan and Lynne E. Ford -- Are women state legislators different? / John M. Carey, Richard G. Niemi, and Lynda W. Powell -- The geography of gender power: women in state legislatures / Barbara Norrander and Clyde Wilcox -- Women at the national level: an update on roll-call voting behavior / Janet Clark -- Representing women's interests in the U.S. House of Representatives / Debra L. Dodson -- African-American women in state elective office in the South / Marsha J. Darling -- The feminization of leadership in state legislatures / Marcia Lynn Whicker and Malcolm Jewell -- Getting things done: women committee chairpersons in state legislatures / Cindy Simon Rosenthal -- In a different voice: women and the policy process / Lyn Kathlene -- Into the twenty-first century: will women break the political glass ceiling / Jean Reith Schroedel and Nicola Mazumdar.
Reading Level:
1430 Lexile.

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This text intends to pick up where other books on women candidates or officeholders leave off. It explores the history of women candidates and officeholders in the USA, synthesizing previous research on these subjects, and offers data and analysis on the current situation of women in the political elite. The book offers students a comprehensive look at where women stand and what has brought them to this point.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Contributorsp. x
1 The Bottleneckp. 15
2 Campaign Financep. 26
3 Gender, Political Advertising, and the Air Warsp. 38
4 Voter Reaction to Women Candidatesp. 56
5 Are All Women State Legislators Alike?p. 73
6 Are Women State Legislators Different?p. 87
7 The Geography of Gender Powerp. 103
8 Women at the National Levelp. 118
Notesp. 129
9 Representing Women's Interests in the U.S. House of Representativesp. 130
10 African-American Women in State Elective Office in the Southp. 150
11 The Feminization of Leadership in State Legislaturesp. 163
12 Getting Things Donep. 175
Notesp. 187
13 In a Different Voicep. 188
14 Into the Twenty-First Centuryp. 203
Referencesp. 220
Indexp. 235