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Table of Contents
PART I: Women, Equality, and Feminist Theory
Chapter 1: The Study of Women: A Theoretical Framework
Feminist Theory as Seeing
Jennifer Ring - University of Nevada, Reno
The Riddle of Consciousness: Racism and Identity in Feminist Theory
Nancie E. Caraway - University of Hawaii-Manoa
PART II: Women and Politics
Chapter 2: Gender Differences in Political Attitudes and Voting
More Rethinking Pink and Blue: Gender, Occupational Stratification, and Political Attitudes,
Maureen Rand Oakley - Mount St. Mary’s University
Gertrude A. Steuernagel — Deceased
Thomas E. Yatsco - U.S. Department of Transportation
Irene J. Barnett - Kent State University
The Restoration of the Gender Gap in 2004: Are Women Becoming an Important Constituency in American Politics?
Cal Clark - Auburn University
Janet M. Clark - University of West Georgia
The New Right in American Politics: What Do Women Have to Do with It?
Cynthia Burack - Ohio State University
Chapter 3: Women, Media, and Group Politics
Women Politicians and the Mass Media: Does Gender Influence the News?
Lois Duke Whitaker - Georgia Southern University
The New Gendered Partisan Divide and Representation of Women and Women’s Organizations
Denise L. Baer - Strategic Research Concepts, Rockville, Maryland
Insider Tactics, Viable Candidates, and Women’s Capital: How EMILY’s List Became a Major Political Force
Jamie Pamelia Pimlott - Niagara University
Chapter 4: Women and Elections: The Uphill Struggle
First Time Candidates: How Strategic Are Women Running for the State Legislature?
Susan A. MacManus - University of South Florida
Charles S. Bullock, III - University of Georgia
Kathryn A. DePalo - Florida International University
Rachael Ivey - University of Georgia
Women Campaign Consultants: A New Actor in the Campaign Process
Sarah E. Brewer, Contractor, Abbtech Staffing Services Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State
PART III: GENDER AND GOVERNMENT
Chapter 5: Legislatures, Women, and Policy Making
Women in the U.S. Congress: From Entry to Exit
Jennifer L. Lawless - American University
Sean M. Theriault - University of Texas
Gender and Representation in State Legislatures
Sarah Poggione - Ohio University
Chapter 6: The Executive Branch: Women and Leadership
A Woman in Charge of the Country? Women Prime Ministers and Presidents - a (Not Quite) Global Phenomenon
Farida Jalalzai - University of Missouri-Saint Louis
First Ladies and Their Influence on Politics, Policy, and the Presidency
Robert P. Watson - Lynn University
Fulfilling the Promise: Governor Ladies to Chief Executives and Beyond
Sara J. Weir - Western Washington University
Toward a Representative Bureaucracy: Can Gender Make a Difference?
Katherine Naff - San Francisco State University
Chapter 7: The Courts: Women and Decisions
Litigating for Social Change: The Role of Women’s Groups in Advancing Women’s Rights
Karen O’Connor - The American University
Alixandra B. Yanus - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Making a Difference: Women in the Judiciary
Elaine Martin - Eastern Michigan University
Barry Pyle - Eastern Michigan University
PART IV: WOMEN AND NATIONAL POLICY
CHAPTER 8: Public Policy: The Feminist Perspective
Working Women and Their Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act
Joan Hulse Thompson - Arcadia University
Gonzales v. Carhart: The Implications of the ‘Partial Birth Abortion Ban’ on Reproductive Rights and Women’s Health
Jessica Waters - American University
Affirmative Action and Women
Roberta Ann Johnson - University of San Francisco
Chapter 9: Women, Empowerment, and Cultural Expression
Third-Wave Feminism and Individualism: Promoting Equality or Reinforcing the Status Quo?
Kathleen P. Iannello - Gettysburg College
Inside or Outside? Women’s Role in American Military History
D’Ann M. Campbell - Montana State University, Billings
Grounds for Criticism: Coffee, Passion, and the Politics of Feminist Discourse
Elizabeth A. Kelly - DePaul University