Women Transforming Politics: An Alternative Reader

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NYU Press, 1997 - 602 Seiten

As the largest political constituency in the United States, women present a radical challenge to the foundations of our political system. The integration of women into political life fundamentally changes the nature of American politics, necessitating a reassessment of the definition of politics, the nature of political action and the purpose of public life.
Women Transforming Politics: An Alternative Reader redefines the field of women and politics. By displacing the experiences of white, middle and upper class elite women as central, this volume brings to light the lives and actions of poor and working class women, women of color, and others defined as marginal. Covering topics as diverse as community organizing by South Asian women in New York, the governing styles of Chicana/Latina elected officials in California, the labor struggles of working-class women in Tennessee, the participation pattern of poor African-American women in Ohio, and the challenge of reproductive and sexual rights in international feminist politics, each essay provides a new and more expansive way to think about politics.
Contributors representing a wide range of professions including political science, sociology, history, law, grassroots organizing and cultural work challenge us to expand the range of experiences and acts considered political. Combining classic essays by renowned figures with groundbreaking work by a new generation of scholars, the publication of Women Transforming Politics will change forever the study of politics in the United States.

 

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Inhalt

A Profile Based
15
Gender Race
47
On the Marriage Question
62
Chinese Women
84
Women Work and the Politics of Fetal Rights
94
The Wage Effects of Sexual Orientation Discrimination
107
Prosecution
123
Cultural Survival and Contemporary American Indian
136
African
343
Implications of
377
Assimilating or Coloring Participation? Gender Race
387
Gender Participation and the Black Urban Underclass
398
ChicanaLatina
412
Relative Privilege? Reconsidering White Womens
435
Election Systems and the Representation of Black
447
Womens Liberation
456

Racial Politics and the Troubled Reign
167
Education Cultural Rights and Citizenship
187
Native North American
205
La Chispa
223
A Documentary
238
Marisela Norte
256
Lesbians
284
A Plan
302
Rural Women
324
Organizational Mobilizations Institutional Access
477
Paradoxes for Theory and Action
499
Disabled Women and the Disability
519
Toward a National
541
Black Feminism
549
Contributors
589
Index
595
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Über den Autor (1997)

Cathy Cohen is Assistant Professor of Political Science and African and African American Studies at Yale University

Cathy Cohen is Assistant Professor of Political Science and African and African American Studies at Yale University

Kathleen B. Jones is Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Letters and Professor of Women's Studies at San Diego State University, and author of Compassionate Authority. Joan C. Tronto is Coordinator of Women's Studies and Professor of Political Science at Hunter College, and author of Mo

Kathleen B. Jones is Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Letters and Professor of Women's Studies at San Diego State University, and author of Compassionate Authority. Joan C. Tronto is Coordinator of Women's Studies and Professor of Political Science at Hunter College, and author of Mo

Joan C. Tronto is Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care (Routledge).

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