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.

Women Leaders in the Civil Rights Movement

Women Leaders in the Civil Rights Movement

Women leaders in the civil rights movement

Women's participation in the civil rights movement is well documented (e.g., Barnett, 1993; Evans, 1980; McAdam, 1988; Payne, 1994; Robnett, 1996, 1997), so the purpose of this chapter is to provide a systematic analysis of the social and organizational constructs that shaped the nature and context of their participation. The complex interplay of race, class, gender, organizational structure, and culture has not received the attention it deserves, thus rendering only a partial understanding of women's myriad leadership roles in the movement.

Redefining Leadership in Social Movements

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