This wide-ranging new study grapples with the increasingly complex array of opportunities and challenges that face women today as both legislative candidates and elected officials.Offering cutting-edge, original research, "Legislative Women" expands our knowledge on an array of critical topics. The contributors address everything from campaign finance to the significance of race and ethnicity, from media relations to how women advance within the ranks of the elite, and more. As they examine exactly how and in what circumstances gender matters, they bring new depth to the study of women and politics.This wide-ranging new study grapples with the increasingly complex array of opportunities and challenges that face women today as both legislative candidates and elected officials.
Beth Reingold is associate professor of political science and women's studies at Emory University. She is author of Representing Women: Sex, Gender, and Legislative Behavior in Arizona and California.
Understanding the Complex World of Women in US Politics - B. Reingold.; Getting Elected.; Competing in Congressional Primaries - J.L. Lawless and K. Pearson.; Political Parties, Fundraising, and Sex - B. Burrell.; Confronting Stereotypes and Double Standards in Campaign Communication - D. Bystrom.; Symbolic Mobilization? The Impact of Candidate Sex - K. Dolan.; Does "Running as a Woman" Mobilize Voters? - A.K. Stokes-Brown and M.O. Neal.; Getting Ahead.; Policy Leadership Beyond "Women's" Issues - M.L. Swers.; Committee Assignments: Discrimination or Choice? - S.J. Carroll.; Representing Gender and Ethnicity: Strategic Intersectionality - L.R. Fraga, V. Martinez-Ebers, L. Lopez, and R. Ramirez.; Gender, Race, and the Exercise of Power and Influence - W.G. Smooth.; Climbing Higher: Opportunities and Obstacles within the Party System - C.S. Rosenthal.; Conclusion.; Taking Stock and Setting a New Agenda - K. O'Connor.