Women and Leadership: A Contextual Perspective

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Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2004 - Social Science - 328 pages

This book examines womenís access to leadership roles and how these roles are perceived in society. It represents one of the first scholarly examinations of the burgeoning field of leadership. Using real-life examples and case studies of prominent women, Dr. Klenke explores the complex interactions between gender, leadership, and culture. Topics include the changing conceptions of leadership, women leaders in history, contemporary leadership theories, barriers to womenís leadership, and women leaders worldwide. This volume is of primary interest to educators and students involved in womenís studies programs as well as in courses in gender and leadership.

 

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Contents

1 Changing Conceptions of Leadership
1
2 Women Leaders in History
26
The Conceptual Thicket
55
4 Women Leaders and Women Managers
87
5 Women Leaders in the Media and Popular Literature
110
How Real Are the Differences Between Women and Men?
135
7 Visible and NotsoVisible Barriers to Womens Leadership
164
8 Contemporary Women Leaders in Different Contexts
188
The Global Connection
214
Preparing Leaders for the 21st Century
240
11 Conclusions
261
References
265
Index
301
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