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Women on Power: Leadership Redefined

Women on Power: Leadership Redefined

by Sue J.M. Freeman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555534791

ISBN-13: 9781555534790

Pub. Date: 06/07/2001

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

Women have made enormous strides into the professional workplace over the last two decades, yet few have assumed leadership roles in the higher ranks of predominately male occupations: business, politics, the professions, and sport. This pioneering collection by experts in a variety of disciplines combines theoretical discussions with historical and

Overview

Women have made enormous strides into the professional workplace over the last two decades, yet few have assumed leadership roles in the higher ranks of predominately male occupations: business, politics, the professions, and sport. This pioneering collection by experts in a variety of disciplines combines theoretical discussions with historical and contemporary case studies to offer a fresh vista on how gender has influenced and redefined today's notions of leadership and power.

The provocative essays cover a broad range of topics, including the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, global perspectives on women's environmental activism, mothering as a catalyst to social activism, and women in the enclaves of veterinary medicine and sports.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555534790
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Publication date:
06/07/2001
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Amazons and Warriors: The Image of the Powerful Woman (Jill Ker Conway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Smith College)

Leadership and Power: New Conceptions (Sue J.M. Freeman and Susan C. Bourque, both Smith College)

Theoretical Issues

Women at the Top — You've Come a Long Way, Baby. . . (Sue J.M. Freeman, Smith College)

The Problem of Silence in Feminist Psychology (Maureen A. Mahoney, Smith College)

Political Leadership for Women — Redefining Power and Reassessing the Political (Susan C. Bourque, Smith College)

Leadership, Sport, and Gender (Mary Jo Kane, University of Minnesota)

Historical Case Studies — Starting a Movement

Knowledge is Power: Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective (Barbara A. Brehm, Smith College)

From Beijing to Atlanta and Beyond: The “Quiet” Revolution (Christine M. Shelton, Smith College)

Maternal Politics — Global Perspectives

Marching Along with Mothers and Children (Myron Peretz Glazer, Smith College, and Penina Migdal Glazer, Hampshire College)

Mothers as Leaders: The Madres Veracruzanas and the Mexican Antinuclear Movement (Velma Garcia-Gorena, Smith College)

Professional Enclaves Open to Women

Women in Veterinary Medicine: Past Achievements and Future Challenges (Miriam Slater, Hampshire College)

Intersections: Women’s Sport Leadership and Feminist Praxis (Carole A. Oglesby, Temple University)

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