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Mothers et others : the role of parenthood in politics

Mothers et others : the role of parenthood in politics

Author: Melanee Lynn Thomas; Amanda Bittner
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto UBC Press 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
"The first major comparative analysis of parenthood in politics, Mothers and Others brings together leading scholars of gender and politics to discuss the role of parental status in political life. Examining three main areas of citizen engagement within the political system - parenthood and political careers, parenthood and the media, and parenthood and political behaviour - they argue that being a parent is a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melanee Lynn Thomas; Amanda Bittner
ISBN: 9780774834582 0774834587
OCLC Number: 1011418307
Description: xv, 353 Seiten
Contents: Introduction1 The "Mommy Problem"? Gender, Parental Status, and Politics / Melanee Thomas and Amanda BittnerPart 1: Parental Status and Political Careers2 The (M)otherhood Trap: Reconsidering Sex, Gender, and Legislative Recruitment / Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs3 Lactating Mothers in Parliament: Beyond Accommodation / Barbara Arneil4 Motherhood and Politics in Latin America: Continuity and Change / Susan Franceschet, Jennifer M. Piscopo, and Gwynn Thomas5 "Society Is Balanced, So Local Boards Should Be Balanced Too": Gatekeeper Attitudes toward the Gender Balance Law in Iowa / Rebecca J. Hannagan and Christopher W. Larimer6 Conservative Mothers in Politics: Pushing and Reinforcing Ideological Boundaries / Ronnee SchreiberPart 2: Communications and Campaign Strategy7 Private Mom versus Political Dad? Communications of Parental Status in the 41st Canadian Parliament / Melanee Thomas and Lisa Lambert8 Mothers and the Media on the Campaign Trail / Melissa K. Miller9 Identity and Activism in an Era of Politicized Motherhood / Carrie A. Langner, Jill S. Greenlee, and Grace DeasonPart 3: Parenthood and Opinion, Participation and Behaviour10 The Parent Gap in Political Attitudes: Mothers versus Others / Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant and Amanda Bittner11 Context, Motherhood, and the Gender Gap in Political Knowledge / Janine Giles12 Attitudes toward Work, Motherhood, and Parental Leave in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom / Allison Harell, Stuart Soroka, Shanto Iyengar, and Valerie Lapointe13 Motherhood's Role in Shaping Political and Civic Participation / Brenda O'Neill and Elisabeth Gidengil14 Toying Around with the Future: Sustainability within Families / Michele Micheletti and Dietlind Stolle15 Gender, Parenthood, and Politics: What Do We Still Need to Know? / Amanda Bittner and Melanee ThomasConclusionIndex
Other Titles: Mothers and others
Responsibility: edited by Melanee Thomas and Amanda Bittner.


The first major comparative analysis of the role of parenthood in politics, this book raises important questions about the intersection of gender, parental status, and political life.  Read more...


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Melanee Thomas and Amanda Bittner have assembled a fascinating and important exploration of the role, understanding, and perceptions of mothers and motherhood within the realm of politics. -- Lilly Read more...

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