Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook, Volume 1

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Karen O'Connor
SAGE, 2010 - Leadership in women - 1059 pages
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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and†is†centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide†students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.

Key Features

  • Includes contributions from a variety of renowned experts
  • Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts
  • Addresses both the history of leadership within the realm of women and gender, with examples from the lives of pivotal figures, and the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to that realm
  • Offers an approachable, clear writing style directed at student researchers
  • Features more depth than encyclopedia entries, with most chapters ranging between 6,000 and 8,000 words, while avoiding the jargon and density often found in journal articles or research handbooks
  • Provides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience
 

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Contents

FEMINIST THEORIES OF LEADERSHIP
3
2 THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDRENS PERCEPTIONS OF LEADERSHIP
11
3 THE CONSEQUENCES OF GENDER FOR WOMENS POLITICAL LEADERSHIP
20
4 INTERSECTIONALITIES OF RACE AND GENDER AND LEADERSHIP
31
5 WOMENS LEADERSHIP WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITIES
41
6 WOMENS POLITICAL AMBITION
50
History of Womens Public Leadership
59
HISTORY OF WOMENS PUBLIC LEADERSHIP
61
53 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN ISLAM
504
54 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN JUDAISM
513
55 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN MORMONISM
523
56 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN PENTECOSTALCHARISMATIC RELIGIONS
533
57 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN PROTESTANT DENOMINATIONS
544
Womens Leadership in Academia
553
WOMEN AS LEADERS IN ACADEMIA
555
59 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN WOMENS COLLEGES
565

8 WOMENS LEADERSHIP AND THIRDWAVE FEMINISM
70
9 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN CONGRESS
78
10 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN EXECUTIVE SERVICE
88
11 WOMEN JUDGES AS LEADERS
95
12 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN THE MILITARY
103
13 WOMEN IN STATE LEGISLATURES
112
14 WOMEN IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
123
Canada as a Case Study
137
16 WOMENS ORGANIZATIONS AS LEADERS IN FINDING AND SUPPORTING FEMALE CANDIDATES
151
Womens Roles in Congressional Elections Incumbency and Parties
160
A Barrier to Women in Legislative Leadership
169
Womens Leadership in Social Movements
179
HISTORY OF WOMEN LEADERS IN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
181
20 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT
188
21 WOMEN LEADERS IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
196
22 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN THE LATINAO MOVEMENT
209
23 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT
218
24 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN LIBERAL PACs
226
25 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN CONSERVATIVE WOMENS ORGANIZATIONS
237
26 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN LESBIAN ORGANIZATIONS
245
27 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MOVEMENT
252
28 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
260
29 WOMEN AS LEADERS TO ACHIEVE EQUAL RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE
270
30 WOMEN LEADERS IN THE PEACEANTIWAR MOVEMENTS
279
Womens Leadership in the Global Context
291
WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
293
32 WOMENS LEADERSHIP AND THE UNITED NATIONS IN THE GLOBAL WOMENS RIGHTS MOVEMENT
304
33 WOMEN AS PRESIDENTS PRIME MINISTERS AND GOVERNMENT MINISTERS
321
34 WOMENS POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
331
35 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA
345
36 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN LATIN AMERICA
354
37 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
363
38 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC
372
39 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN ASIA
381
40 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN JAPAN AND TAIWAN
387
41 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION UKRAINE AND BELARUS
395
42 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN EURASIA
406
Womens Leadership in the Business and Profit Sector
417
WOMEN LEADERS IN THE BUSINESS AND PROFIT SECTOR
419
44 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN THE UNION MOVEMENT
427
45 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN INTERNATIONAL MICROFINANCE
435
46 WOMEN AS ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESS OWNERS
443
47 WOMEN LAWYERS AS LEADERS
457
48 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN CORPORATE AMERICA
464
Womens Leadership in Religion and Religious Organizations
473
WOMEN AS LEADERS IN RELIGION AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
475
50 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN BUDDHISM
482
51 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN CATHOLICISM
490
52 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN HINDUISM
496
University Presidents
574
61 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
584
62 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
592
63 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LATINAO STUDIES
601
64 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
610
65 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES
616
66 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN BIOLOGY
629
67 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN MATHEMATICS
642
68 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN ANTHROPOLOGY
650
69 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN ECONOMICS
659
70 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
669
71 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN SOCIOLOGY
679
72 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN ENGINEERING
689
Leadership in Womens Health
701
LEADERSHIP IN WOMENS HEALTH
703
74 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NURSING
712
75 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICINE
720
76 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN PSYCHOLOGY
732
77 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS MOVEMENT
740
78 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN THE CONTRACEPTIVE MOVEMENT
749
Womens Leadership in the Media
761
WOMEN IN THE MEDIA
763
80 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN BROADCAST TV NEWS AND PRINT JOURNALISM
770
81 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
780
82 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN TELEVISION
790
83 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS
802
84 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN ALTERNATIVE MEDIA
810
85 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN TELEVISION NEWS
819
Womens Leadership in Sports
833
WOMEN IN SPORTS
835
87 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT
842
88 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE ENACTMENT AND ENFORCEMENT OF TITLE IX
851
89 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
861
90 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN PROFESSIONAL SPORT
869
91 WOMEN AS LEADERS IN SPORTS EDUCATION
879
Womens Leadership in the Arts
889
WOMEN IN THE ARTS
891
93 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE FINE ARTS
898
94 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
906
95 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN WESTERN MUSIC SINCE 1800
917
96 WOMEN WRITERS AS LEADERS
926
97 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN FASHION DESIGN
933
98 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN ROMANCE FICTION SCHOLARSHIP
941
99 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN INTERIOR DESIGN
948
Womens Leadership in Public Policy
957
WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN SELECTED PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY ARENAS
959
Whats Wrong With the American State and How to Fix It
967
Index
981
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Karen O‚Connor (Ph.D., J.D., SUNY Buffalo) is founder and Director of the Women¬ and Politics Institute at American University, where she has also served as Chair of the Department of Government. Previously (1977-1995), she taught in the Political Science and Law programs at Emory University. Dr. O‚Connor has written, co-authored, and edited several books, including: Gendering American Politics: Perspectives from the Literature ; Women¬ and Congress: Running, Winning,¬ and Ruling ; No Neutral Ground: Abortion Politics in an Age of Absolutes ; Women, Politics,¬ and American Society, Fourth Edition ; and the widely used American government college textbook, American Government: Continuity¬ and Change, Ninth Edition (with Larry Sabato). She has authored over 50 articles in scholarly journals and book chapters on women, politics, and law. Her research focus is women and the law and, as a former counsel challenging the constitutionality of the Hyde Amendment, she addressed the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee revisiting Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton . Dr. O‚Connor is Past President of the Women‚s Caucus for Political Science, the Southern Political Science Association, and the National Capitol Area Political Science Association. She edited the scholarly journal Women & Politics from 1999 through 2003 and serves on the editorial boards of several political science journals. She currently serves as President-Elect of the Women and Politics Research Section of the American Political Science Association and formerly served as the President of the APSA Law¬ and Courts research section. In 2003, she was American University‚s Scholar Teacher of the Year and in 2006 she was named to the rank of John N. Helfat Distinguished Professor of Political Science, a distinction reserved for the university‚s leading scholars.

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