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The political consequences of being a woman : how stereotypes influence the conduct and consequences of political campaigns

Author: Kim Fridkin
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1996.
Series: Power, conflict, and democracy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In America today, women hold only 6% of U.S. senate seats and state governorships. What accounts for women's lack of success in winning statewide office? When might a campaign slogan like "a mom in tennis shoes" meet with victory, and when might it fail? Does a woman who speaks intelligently and forcefully about nuclear proliferation in the Middle East stand a chance of winning a major political race? Drawing on a
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Named Person: Börngen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Fridkin
ISBN: 0231103026 9780231103022 0231103034 9780231103039
OCLC Number: 34357794
Description: x, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Stereotypes in Statewide Campaigns --
3. Gender Differences in Campaign Appeals for the U.S. Senate --
4. Differences in Campaign Coverage: An Examination of U.S. Senate Races --
5. The Impact of Coverage Differences and Sex Stereotypes --
6. Differences in Campaign Appeals for Governor --
7. Press Coverage of Male and Female Candidates for Governor --
8. News Coverage and Gender in Gubernatorial Campaigns: An Experimental Study of the Female Candidate's "Potential" Advantage --
9. The Electoral Consequences of Stereotypes --
10. Conclusions and Implications.
Series Title: Power, conflict, and democracy.
Responsibility: Kim Fridkin Kahn.

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Women currently hold 20 per cent of seats in US state legislatures, but only 6 per cent of US senate and governorships. This book examines the impact of sex role stereotyping on the electability of  Read more...

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