Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics / Edition 2by Susan J. Carroll, Richard L. Fox
Pub. Date: 11/16/2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The new edition of this book describes the role of gender in the American electoral process through the 2008 elections. It strikes a balance between highlighting the most important developments for women as voters and candidates in the 2008 elections and providing a deeper analysis of the ways that gender has helped shape electoral politics in the United States. Individual chapters demonstrate the importance of gender in understanding presidential elections, voter participation and turnout, voting choices, the participation of African American women, congressional elections, the support of political parties and women’s organizations, candidate communications with voters, and state elections. This updated volume also includes new chapters that analyze the roles of Latinas in U.S. politics and chronicle the candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction: gender and electoral politics in the early twenty-first century Susan J. Carroll and Richard L. Fox; 1. Presidential elections: gendered space and the case of 2008 Georgia Duerst-Lahti; 2. The 2008 candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin: cracking the 'highest, hardest glass ceiling' Susan J. Carroll and Kelly Dittmar; 3. Voter participation and turnout: female 'star power' attracts women voters Susan A. MacManus; 4. Voting choices: the politics of the gender gap Susan J. Carroll; 5. Latinas and electoral politics: movin' on up Christine Marie Sierra; 6. African American women and electoral politics: a challenge to the post-race rhetoric of the Obama moment Wendy G. Smooth; 7. Congressional elections: women's candidacies and the road to gender parity? Richard L. Fox; 8. Political parties and women's organizations: bringing women into the electoral arena Barbara Burrell; 9. Advertising, web sites, and media coverage: gender and communication along the campaign trail Dianne Bystrom; 10. State elections: where do women run? Where do women win? Kira Sanbonmatsu.
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