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

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521734479
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/16/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 935,268
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan J. Carroll is Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University and Senior Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics of the Eagleton Institute of Politics. She is the author of Women as Candidates in American Politics (Second Edition, 1994) and editor of The Impact of Women in Public Office (2001) and Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions (2003).

Richard L. Fox is Associate Professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University. His research examines how gender affects voting behavior, state executive elections, congressional elections, and political ambition. He is the author of Gender Dynamics in Congressional Elections (1997) and co-author of Tabloid Justice: The Criminal Justice System in the Age of Media Frenzy (2001). He is also co-author, with Jennifer Lawless, of It Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Office (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

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Table of Contents

Introduction: 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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