- Subject index
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 96: Women Writers as Leaders
Women Writers as Leaders
For centuries, in many different countries and in diverse ways, women writers have found or created opportunities for leadership through their literary works. Within the Anglo-American context, women writers drew on a variety of genres as they molded their leadership roles. Female polemicists such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Addams produced powerful nonfiction that engaged the burning intellectual and political issues of their times, as did journalists from Ida M. Tarbell to Katha Pollitt and Susan Faludi. Among women poets, Elizabeth Barrett Browning composed fierce attacks on slavery, ...