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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 ...

Women in State Legislatures
Women in state legislatures

Leadership in the public sphere typically has been understood as male. Politics is no different. As political scientists Georgia Duerst-Lahti and Rita Mae Kelly (1995) explain, “Masculinity permeates understandings of political leadership” (p. 24). Consequently, not only have women in U.S. history been barred from many types of political participation such as speech making, voting, and office holding, even today, they are only a small minority of state legislators. Although in 2010 women hold a record number of seats, they still comprise less than one quarter of state ...

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