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Politicking While Female

The Political Lives of Women

Nichole M. Bauer (editor) Robert Mann (Series edited by)
Rosalyn Cooperman (Contributions by)
Tessa Ditonto (Contributions by)
David Andersen (Contributions by)
Sylvia Gonzalez (Contributions by)
Mirya Holman (Contributions by)
Mary-Kate Lizotte

ISBN: 9780807172919

Publication Date: Sep 2020

Format: Paperback

Traces the challenges and opportunities that shape the experiences of women who pursue and hold positions of political leadership in the United States. Nichole Bauer gathers essays studying the forces that keep women out of political institutions, along with the hurdles faced by female candidates and politicians once they overcome those barriers.
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Politicking While Female traces the challenges and opportunities that shape the experiences of women who pursue and hold positions of political leadership in the United States. In this volume, Nichole M. Bauer gathers new essays studying the forces that keep women out of political institutions, along with the hurdles faced by female candidates and politicians once they overcome those barriers.

Drawing on recent, original data, Politicking While Female examines the life cycle of a woman's political career. The first section charts the development of political identities that shape women's participation in politics as voters and as potential candidates, with attention to the patterns of socialization that can discourage women from seeing themselves as political leaders. The next two sections focus on the process of deciding to run for public office, especially the crucial role of mentors, and the challenges female candidates face when campaigning, as they work to raise money, develop effective messages, and overcome voter biases regarding women in leadership roles. The final section explores how women govern once in office, showing the impact of having larger numbers of women in positions of political power.

A valuable resource for students, scholars, and voters of all backgrounds, Politicking While Female: The Political Lives of Women offers a comprehensive and accessible collection of essays, supported by new research and analysis, that captures central debates in the study of gender and politics.
Pages 210
Dimensions 216 x 140
Date Published 30 Sep 2020
Publisher LSU Press
Subject/s Politics & Government   Gender studies: women   Gender studies, gender groups   Elections & referenda  
Nichole M. Bauer is the author of The Qualifications Gap: Why Women Must Be Better Than Men to Win Political Office and assistant professor of political communication in the Department of Political Science and the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University.

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