Political Women / Edition 1

Political Women / Edition 1

by Alana Jeydel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415346606

ISBN-13: 9780415346603

Pub. Date: 07/22/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Under what conditions are political elites responsive to social movements, and when do social movements gain access to political elites? This book explores this question with regard to the women's movement in the US, asking under what conditions are Congress and the presidency responsive to the women's movement, and when will the women's movement gain access to

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Under what conditions are political elites responsive to social movements, and when do social movements gain access to political elites? This book explores this question with regard to the women's movement in the US, asking under what conditions are Congress and the presidency responsive to the women's movement, and when will the women's movement gain access to Congress and the presidency?
The book systematically compares the relation between political leaders and each of the three waves of the women's movement, 1848-1889, 1890-1928, and 1960-1985, in light of the political dynamics that each wave faced. The author utilizes perspectives and methods from the fields of Political Science, Sociology, and History to illustrate the ways in which changing political dynamics impacted the battle for both women's suffrage and the Equal Rights Amendment.
A significant addition to the study of women's history and American studies, Political Women illlustrates the important roles that political leaders played in the battle for women's suffrage and the ERA and demonstrates the political savvy among women suffrage activists who recognized the institutional barriers present in the US political system and fought to overcome them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415346603
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/22/2004
Series:
Routledge Research in Gender and History Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Theoretical context8
3Operationalization of terms and methodology22
4The first wave : 1848-8931
5The second wave : 1890-192887
6The third wave : 1960-85148
7Conclusion204
App. ASources of data209
App. BThe year state suffrage amendments passed214

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