Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced

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Lexington Books, Mar 8, 2012 - Social Science - 216 pages
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In Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced, Theodore F. Sheckels, Nichola D. Gutgold, and Diana Bartelli Carlin invite the audience to consider women qualified enough to be president and explores reasons why they have been dismissed as presidential contenders. This analysis profiles key presidential contenders including Barbara Mikulski, Nancy Pelosi, Nancy Kassebaum, Kathleen Sebelius, Christine Gregoire, Linda Lingle, Elizabeth Dole, Dianne Feinstein, and Olympia Snowe. Gender barriers, media coverage, communication style, geography, and other factors are examined to determine why these seemingly qualified, powerful politicos failed to win the White House.
 

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Contents

Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They FacedAn Introduction
1
The Junior Senator from Kansas with a Mind of Her Own
15
The Loneliness of a Moderate Voice
37
Wrong Style Wrong Appearance
53
A Star Surrogate
69
Photospread
86
TangledUp in Stereotypes
87
Seeking a Sensible Center
103
A Competent Communica
119
Realizing Americas Promise
131
Forgotten Politico in Paradi
153
What Must a Presidential Woman Be?
169
Selected Bibliography
177
Index
183
About the Authors
191
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Theodore F. Sheckels is professor of English and communication studies at Randolph-Macon College.

Nichola D. Gutgold is associate professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

Diana B. Carlin is associate vice president for graduate education and professor of communication at Saint Louis University.

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