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Title Gender power, leadership, and governance / edited by Georgia Duerst-Lahti and Rita Mae Kelly
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 1995


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  305.3 Kel/Gpl  DUE 17-12-19
Description vi, 305 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Gender, Power, and Leadership. 1. On Governance, Leadership, and Gender / Georgia Duerst-Lahti and Rita Mae Kelly. 2. The Study of Gender Power and Its Link to Governance and Leadership / Rita Mae Kelly and Georgia Duerst-Lahti -- Pt. 2. Gender versus Sex as an Analytical Category: Gender Power and Sex Differences. 3. Sex-Role Identity and Decision Styles: How Gender Helps Explain the Paucity of Women at the Top / Cheryl Simrell King. 4. Sex, Gender, and Leadership in the Representation of Women / Karin L. Tamerius -- Pt. 3. Gender as a Property: Institutional Sexism and Gendered Organizational Analysis. 5. Women, It's Not Enough to Be Elected: Committee Position Makes a Difference / Noelle Norton. 6. The Gendered Nature of Lowi's Typology; or, Who Would Guess You Could Find Gender Here? / Meredith Ann Newman -- Pt. 4. Gender Power as a Set of Practices: The Interpersonal Dimension. 7. Position Power versus Gender Power: Who Holds the Floor? / Lyn Kathlene
8. Offensive Men, Defensive Women: Sexual Harassment, Leadership, and Management / Rita Mae Kelly -- Pt. 5. Gender Power and Social Symbolic Meaning: Norms of Gender and Gender in Norms and Concepts. 9. Making Something of Absence: The "Year of the Woman" and Women's Representation / Georgia Duerst-Lahti and Dayna Verstegen. 10. Hillary, Health Care, and Gender Power / Mary Ellen Guy -- Pt. 6. Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations. 11. Toward Gender Awareness and Gender Balance in Leadership and Governance / Rita Mae Kelly and Georgia Duerst-Lahti
Summary Gender Power, Leadership, and Governance traverses U.S. politics as it develops the concept of gender power and questions why the ideological dimensions of masculinity - masculinism - have seldom been recognized. It finds gender power in startling places and offers revealing insights about the pervasive and reinforcing effects of masculinism. The book is organized around the idea that gender is an analytic category distinctive from sex, a property of institutions, and has symbolic meaning. While this idea has been explored in other disciplines, the application of it to the field of political science yields theoretically rich understandings of power and leadership and new perspectives on the stubborn obstacles women confront. The book crosses subfields of study in political science by mixing theory with empirical research, including cases from legislative, executive, and electoral politics. Policy, bureaucracy, symbolic politics, and institutional structures all come under scrutiny. It will be of interest to scholars of political science and women's studies, students and theorists of leadership or management, and anyone who wishes to explore the complex relationship between gender and politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-289) and index
Subject Women -- Political activity.
Women -- Political activity -- United States.
Power (Social sciences)
Power (Social sciences) -- United States.
Power (Social studies)
Power (Social studies) -- United States
Sexism -- United States.
Political leadership.
Political leadership -- United States.
Author Kelly, Rita Mae.
Duerst-Lahti, Georgia, 1955-
LC no. 95030132
ISBN 0472096109 alkaline paper
0472066102 paperback alkaline paper