The Private Roots of Public Action: Gender, Equality, and Political Participation

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Why, after several generations of suffrage and a revival of the women's movement in the late 1960s, do women continue to be less politically active than men? Why are they less likely to seek public office or join political organizations? The Private Roots of Public Action is the most comprehensive study of this puzzle of unequal participation.

The authors develop new methods to trace gender differences in political activity to the nonpolitical institutions of everyday life--the family, school, workplace, nonpolitical voluntary association, and church. Different experiences with these institutions produce differences in the resources, skills, and political orientations that facilitate participation--with a cumulative advantage for men. In addition, part of the solution to the puzzle of unequal participation lies in politics itself: where women hold visible public office, women citizens are more politically interested and active. The model that explains gender differences in participation is sufficiently general to apply to participatory disparities among other groups--among the young, the middle-aged, and the elderly or among Latinos, African-Americans and Anglo-Whites.

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The Private Roots of Public Action begins with common explanations for the gender difference in participation, from domestic demands on women's time and psychic space through the effects of the patriarchal family, socioeconomic hierarchies, and political socialization...The results of [this] novel analysis are complex and interesting...The authors extend their model to examine the relationship between class, race or ethnicity, and political participation. This unique and accessible volume will be influential in the fields of political socialization and gender and politics. Strongly recommended.
— B. E. Marston
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674006010
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Burns is the Henry Simmons Frieze Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan.

Kay Lehman Schlozman is Professor of Political Science, Boston College.

Sidney Verba is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor, Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: Citizenship and Unequal Participation 1
2 Studying Gender and Participation: A Brief Discourse on Method 39
3 Civic Activity: Political and Non-Political 61
4 The Political Worlds of Men and Women 99
5 The Legacy of Home and School 137
6 Domestic Tranquility: The Beliefs of Wives and Husbands 152
7 Domestic Hierarchy: The Household as a Social System 174
8 The Workplace Roots of Political Activity 198
9 The Realm of Voluntarism: Non-Political Associations and Religious Institutions 219
10 Gender, Institutions, and Political Participation 246
11 Gender, Race or Ethnicity, and Participation 274
12 Family Life and Political Life 307
13 What If Politics Weren't a Man's Game? 334
14 Conclusion: The Private Roots of Public Action 357
App. A: Numbers of Cases 389
App. B: Ranges of Variables 392
App. C: Supplementary Tables 399
App. D: Explanation of Outcomes Analysis 435
Index 439
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