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Sisters in the statehouse : Black women and legislative decision making

Author: Nadia E Brown
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, USA, 2014.
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"Theories of descriptive representation that keep identity constant over time and context fail to account for the substantive work of minority women legislators. Sisters in the Statehouse addresses this gap in the literature by utilizing humanistic inquiry to examine the connection between descriptive and substantive representation in the case of Black women legislators. This link hinges on how such legislators see  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nadia E Brown
ISBN: 9780199352432 0199352437
OCLC Number: 862780839
Description: xiii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Formative experiences --
Black women's representation --
Legislation for the prevention of domestic violence --
Representation for whom? --
Caregiving as a race-gendered issue --
Responsibility: Nadia E. Brown.


Sisters in the Statehouse illustrates that although Black women legislators adopt largely uniform policy priorities-seeking to represent Black women-they propose vastly different identity-based  Read more...


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This book is path breaking insofar as it blazes a trail for future intersectionality-type research, which focuses squarely upon the lives of African American women state legislators. In it, Brown Read more...

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