Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics [NOOK Book]

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The updated 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, ...
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Overview

The updated 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 US politics and chronicle the candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Gender and Elections, 3rd edition is a terrific book. It presents the latest analysis of the gendered aspects of American elections with a specific focus on the experiences of women candidates. Covering a range of essential topics, the volume presents the perspectives of a slate of top scholars in a timely and accessible form. Acknowledging the diversity between and among women, this book gives us a sense of women’s political history and their future opportunities."
Kathleen Dolan, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

"Thoroughly updated, the new edition of Carroll and Fox’s book contains an accessible combination of the latest political science theorizing on women’s position on the American political scene and the very latest data looking at women’s participation as voters, candidates, and even as possible presidents."
Richard Matland, Helen Houlahan Rigali Chair in Political Science, Loyola University Chicago

"American politics cannot be understood without attention to the role of gender in electoral dynamics. Women’s influence in U.S. elections continues to expand - as voters, candidates, and officeholders. Though still facing obstacles in their path to electoral success, women are transforming American politics, even in their pursuit of the elusive office of the presidency. This volume captures the evolving role of gender through detailed analysis of the 2012 election in relation to previous elections. Timely analysis of the impact of gender, in combination with race, ethnicity, and generation, offers special insights into newly emergent electoral coalitions likely to persist in the midst of demographic change."
Christine Marie Sierra, University of New Mexico

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781316023662
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/16/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Sales rank: 1,267,908
  • File size: 3 MB

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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