Intersectionality and Politics: Recent Research on Gender, Race, and Political Representation in the United States

by Hardy-Fanta, Carol
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ISBN: 9780789036674
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Cutting-edge research on the intersection of race, gender, and politics
Traditionally, there has been a significant lack of empirical attention given to the ways in which race/ethnicity, gender, and political representation overlap. Intersectionality and Politics is the groundbreaking collection of contemporary research and essays that applies the concept of intersectionality specifically to descriptive and substantive representation by African-American, Latino/a, and Asian-American elected officials. This unique compilation looks at numerous states and focuses on multiple racial/ethnic groups to demonstrate the importance of this theory for understanding the political leadership of people of color and women.

Intersectionality and Politics is the wide-ranging text that is both informative overview and thought-provoking analysis of a subject that has received little practical study. Articles in this important text cover a expansive gamut--from women of color as elected officials and the changing face of leadership in America today to an exploration of the growing interest in intersectionality and a look toward the potential of future research--making it a useful and comprehensive one-stop resource.
Contributors to Intersectionality and Politics explore critical topics such as:

  • the contours and context of descriptive representation with a focus on women of color
  • the puzzle of women of color's proportionately higher percentage of office holding in state legislatures
  • agenda-setting behavior of African-American female state legislators
  • the impact of race and gender on the likelihood of legislative bill submission and passage
  • patterns of gendered representation and related legislative advocacy within Latino delegations in the Southwest
  • new findings on the Latino/a gender gap
  • the public policy implications of intersectionality theory
  • and many more
Complete with extensive bibliographies and a wealth of tables and figures to highlight the striking findings, Intersectionality and Politics is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students and educators in political science, ethnic studies, Latino/Black/Asian studies, gender studies, sociology, and women's studies. Policymakers, politicians, and those working in high-minority areas will also find this to be an invaluable text.
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Author: Hardy-Fanta, Carol
  • ISBN: 9780789036674
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 7.67 x 0.61
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • Publication Year: 2007

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