Gender and Politics

Women’s Movements in the Global Era: The Power of Local Feminisms

Edited by Amrita Basu

Second Edition • December 6, 2016 • 512 pages

Print: $49.00 USD/$63.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$43.99 CAD

This book provides a path-breaking study of the genesis, growth, gains, and dilemmas of women’s movements throughout the world.

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Women and Politics: The Pursuit of Equality

Lynne E. Ford

Fourth Edition • February 14, 2017 • 480 pages

Print: $49.00 USD/$63.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$43.99 CAD

A comprehensive examination of women and politics through the theoretical lens of the legal equality doctrine and the fairness doctrine.

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Barbara Egger Lennon: Teacher, Mother, Activist

Tina Stewart Brakebill

First Edition • February 3, 2015 • 192 pages

Print: $22.00 USD/$28.50 CAD • Ebook: $9.99 USD/$12.99 CAD

Facets of Barbara Egger Lennon’s life define her as an ordinary white Midwestern woman of her time: teacher, wife, mother. Her work as a union organizer and political activist, however, complicate that picture. The way in which she balanced these roles illustrates how many women of her time shaped their…

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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary

Lara Vapnek

First Edition • February 3, 2015 • 160 pages

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In 1906, fifteen-year old Elizabeth Gurley Flynn mounted a soapbox in Times Square to denounce capitalism and proclaim a new era for women’s freedom. Quickly recognized as an outstanding public speaker and formidable organizer, she devoted her life to creating a socialist America, “free from poverty, exploitation, greed and injustice.”…

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The Lesbian and Gay Movements: Assimilation or Liberation?

Craig A. Rimmerman

Second Edition • August 5, 2014 • 256 pages

Print: $32.00 USD/$41.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

Throughout their relatively short history, lesbian and gay movements in the United States have endured searing conflicts over whether to embrace assimilationist or liberationist strategies. The Lesbian and Gay Movements explores this dilemma in both contemporary and historical contexts. Rimmerman tackles the challenging issue of what constitutes movement “effectiveness” and…

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Global Gender Issues in the New Millennium

Anne Sisson Runyan, V. Spike Peterson

Fourth Edition • December 3, 2013 • 360 pages

Print: $41.00 USD/$53.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

Accessible and student-friendly for both undergraduate and graduate courses, authors Anne Sisson Runyan and V. Spike Peterson analyze gendered divisions of power and resources that contribute to the worldwide crises of representation, violence, and sustainability.

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Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change

Barbara Winslow

First Edition • November 26, 2013 • 208 pages

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A staunch proponent of breaking down racial and gender barriers, Shirley Chisholm had the esteemed privilege of being a pioneer in many aspects of her life. She was the first African American woman from Brooklyn elected to the New York State legislature and the first African American woman elected to…

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Political Worlds of Women: Activism, Advocacy, and Governance in the Twenty-First Century

Mary Hawkesworth

First Edition • February 1, 2012 • 448 pages

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Provides a comprehensive overview of women’s political activism, comparing formal and informal channels of power from official institutions of state to grassroots mobilizations and Internet campaigns.

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Voting for Women: How the Public Evaluates Women Candidates

Kathy Dolan

First Edition • August 1, 2003 • 208 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$98.99 CAD

Women comprise an ever-increasing percentage of the candidate pool for elective office in the United States. Public opinion surveys profess strong support for female candidates, yet many of these same candidates still encounter skepticism (at best) or hostility (at worst) from the public. The role of candidate gender in elections…

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Rainbow Rights

Patricia Cain

First Edition • September 27, 2000 • 328 pages

Print: $49.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

This book describes the substantive state of the law with regard to lesbian and gay rights. It begins with some background information to put the modern fight for lesbian and gay rights in its proper historical context, then categorizes lesbian and gay rights claims into three areas—individual rights in private…

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