Rising Public Voice: Women in Politics Worldwide

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New York 1995 Hard Cover Good++ No Dust Jacket Ex-Library 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. (A Rising Public Voice), (Women in Politics Worldwide), (1995 Hardcover Edition), (Printed on ... Alkaline Paper), normal library stamps and labels, hinges solid, pages clean, xv, 285+ pp. --(Includes: Notes, Bibliography, Notes on Contributors, Permission Acknowledgments, pp. 267-285)---[F3] Read more Show Less

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Leaders from 30 countries reveal the problems, sacrifices, rewards, and realities of women in public life.
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Brill's Nobody's Business, Addison-Wesley, 1991 collection of interviews, essays, and political profiles shows the obstacles that 22 women around the world have overcome to attain an active role in government. Although each woman's struggle was unique and some cultures presented more challenges than others, problems such as balancing political careers with families and overcoming male-oriented systems and patriarchal societies are recurring themes. The women represented include renowned leaders such as Margaret Thatcher and Hanan Ashwari and new leaders in emerging democracies like South Africa and Chile. The writings are hopeful and give a sense of continuing accomplishment, as well as a clear sense of how much more there is to do. For academic and larger public library collections.Jill Ortner, SILS, SUNY at Buffalo
Mary Carroll
If, despite current tensions, the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing goes forward, this collection of essays by or about women taking on major governmental responsibilities around the globe will be a useful resource. In "Reality Politics," Brill blends surveys of women's struggle for political access in Australia, New Zealand, India, and Bulgaria with discussions of women's political "place" in a reunified Germany, China, Israel, and Palestine. "Paths to Power" includes essays on how notable individuals won political credibility in Japan, South Africa, Portugal, Britain, and the U.S., plus profiles of nine leading female politicians. "Women Count" spells out statistics on women's participation in governments around the world while "Women Hold Up Half the Sky" offers visions of a better future from activists in Central and South America and Africa. Only 5 of the 20-plus pieces Brill has selected are published elsewhere, so libraries whose readers care about women's political accomplishments will want to add "A Rising Public Voice" to their shelves.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558611108
  • Publisher: Feminist Press at The City University of New York
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

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Introduction 1
Not for Want of Trying: Women in Australian and New Zealand Politics, 1893-1994 13
The Impact of German Unification on Women: Losses and Gains 27
A Conversation with Wu Qing 41
Political Women and Women's Politics in India 59
Blaga Dimitrova: A Voice for Change 73
The Feminist behind the Spokeswoman: A Candid Talk with Hanan Ashwari 79
Israeli Women in Two Voices: A Dialogue between Generations 87
From Prison Cell to Parliament 103
Mitsui Mariko: Feminist Assemblywoman 119
Portugal: Daring to Be Different 127
Profiles and Portraits
Carol Moseley Braun 133
Eugenia Charles 136
Vigdis Finnbogadottir 141
Barbara Jordan 144
Irina Khakamada 147
Ann Richards 152
Mary Robinson 155
Margaret Thatcher 158
Simone Veil 161
A Political Triple Whammy 165
Martin, What Should I Do Now? 175
The 30 Percent Quota Law: A Turning Point for Women's Political Participation in Argentina 183
Women in Parliamentary Life 195
From Movement to Government: Women's Political Integration in Norway 213
EMILY's List: Overcoming Barriers to Political Participation 217
Guatemala: A Story of Tragedy and Promise 229
The Dance of Life: Women and Human Rights in Chile 233
Women, Information, and the Future: The Women of Kenya and the Green Belt Movement 241
Sultana's Dream 251
She Who Would Be King 261
Notes 267
Bibliography 275
Notes on Contributors 279
Permission Acknowledgments 285
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