Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics / Edition 2

Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics / Edition 2

by Susan J. Carroll, Richard L. Fox
     
 

This second edition of Gender and Elections offers a systematic, lively, multifaceted account of the role of gender in the American electoral process through the 2008 elections. Timely yet enduring, the book strikes a balance between highlighting the most important recent developments for women as voters and candidates and providing a more long-term, in-depth

See more details below

Overview

This second edition of Gender and Elections offers a systematic, lively, multifaceted account of the role of gender in the American electoral process through the 2008 elections. Timely yet enduring, the book strikes a balance between highlighting the most important recent developments for women as voters and candidates and providing a more long-term, in-depth analysis of the ways in which gender shapes the U.S. electoral process. Individual chapters demonstrate the importance of gender in understanding and interpreting presidential elections, voter participation and turnout, voting choices, congressional elections, the participation of African American women, the support of political parties and women's organizations, candidate communications with voters, and state elections. Without question, Gender and Elections, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of the role of gender in American electoral politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521734479
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/16/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,325,986
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Text Boxes, and Photos

List of Tables

Introduction Gender and Electoral Politics in the Early Twenty-First Century Susan J. Carroll Carroll, Susan J. Richard L. Fox Fox, Richard L. 1

1 Presidential Elections: Gendered Space and the Case of 2008 Georgia Duerst-Lahti Duerst-Lahti, Georgia 13

2 The 2008 Candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin: Cracking the "Highest, Hardest Glass Ceiling" Susan J. Carroll Carroll, Susan J. Kelly Dittmar Dittmar, Kelly 44

3 Voter Participation and Turnout: Female Star Power Attracts Women Voters Susan A. MacManus MacManus, Susan A. 78

4 Voting Choices: The Politics of the Gender Gap Susan J. Carroll Carroll, Susan J. 117

5 Latinas and Electoral Politics: Movin' on Up Christine Marie Sierra Sierra, Christine Marie 144

6 African American Women and Electoral Politics: A Challenge to the Post-Race Rhetoric of the Obama Moment Wendy G. Smooth Smooth, Wendy G. 165

7 Congressional Elections: Women's Candidacies and the Road to Gender Parity Richard L. Fox Fox, Richard L. 187

8 Political Parties and Women's Organizations: Bringing Women into the Electoral Arena Barbara Burrell Burrell, Barbara 210

9 Advertising, Web Sites, and Media Coverage: Gender and Communication along the Campaign Trail Dianne Bystrom Bystrom, Dianne 239

10 State Elections: Why Do Women Fare Differently across States? Kira Sanbonmatsu Sanbonmatsu, Kira 263

Index 287

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >