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When does gender matter? : women candidates and gender stereotypes in American elections

Author: Kathleen A Dolan
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"As the number of women candidates for office in the U.S. increases each election cycle, scholars are confronted with questions about the impact of their sex on their chances of success. Chief among these questions involves the influence of gender stereotypes on the decisions voters make in elections in which women run against men. Previous research documents that voters see women and men as possessing different  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen A Dolan
ISBN: 9780199968282 0199968284 9780199968275 0199968276 9780190201142 0190201142
OCLC Number: 881030680
Description: xiv, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Candidate Sex and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections --
2. Studying Gender Stereotypes and Women Candidates --
3. Attitudes, Stereotypes, and Support for Women Candidates --
4. Do Stereotypes Shape Evaluations of Candidates? --
5. The Role of Stereotypes in Vote Choice Decisions --
6. Gender Stereotypes in Other Places? Candidate Quality and Issue Campaigns --
7. The Landscape for Women Candidates --
Appendix A : Candidate Lists --
Appendix B : Variable Construction --
Appendix C : Campaign Ads and Websites --
Appendix D : Survey Instrument --
Appendix E : Additional Vote Choice Analysis.
Responsibility: Kathleen Dolan.
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Scholars and political observers raise concerns that the sex of a woman candidate can complicate her chances of success. This perspective is primarily motivated by concerns about the negative impact  Read more...


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In this must-read book for both scholars and practitioners, Kathleen Dolan offers compelling evidence that voters' gender stereotypes matter far less for women candidates' election outcomes than Read more...

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