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The private roots of public action : gender, equality, and political participation

Author: Nancy Burns; Kay Lehman Schlozman; Sidney Verba
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2001.
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Why, after several generations of suffrage, do women continue to be less politically active than men? Why are they less likely to seek public office or join political organizations? This book  Read more...

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Burns, Nancy, 1964-
Private roots of public action.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001024928
(OCoLC)46883007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Burns; Kay Lehman Schlozman; Sidney Verba
ISBN: 9780674029088 0674029089
OCLC Number: 657948207
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of American Political Science Association: Victoria Schuck Award 2002.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 453 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Citizenship and unequal participation --
Studying gender and participation: a brief discourse on method --
Civic activity: political and non-political --
The political worlds of men and women --
The legacy of home and school --
Domestic tranquility: the beliefs of wives and husbands --
Domestic hierarchy: the household as a social system --
The workplace roots of political activity --
The realm of voluntarism: non-political associations and religious institutions --
Gender, institutions, and political participation --
Gender, race or ethnicity, and participation --
Family life and political life --
What if politics weren't a man's game? --
Conclusion: The private roots of public action.
Responsibility: Nancy Burns, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba.

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