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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.
Chapter 23: Women's Leadership in the Environmental Movement
Women's Leadership in the Environmental Movement
Despite numerous obstacles facing them, many ordinary women around the world have achieved extraordinary feats by tackling environmental problems. However, the countless contributions of women in the environmental movement have often been overlooked. Glenda Riley (1999) notes that customary accounts of early American environmentalism mistakenly equate visibility with significance and focus on policy shapers, such as John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and Theodore Roosevelt. Focus on such figures typically has discounted the ways in which women have been the center of grassroots environmental activism.
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