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 as Leaders in the Latina/o Movement

Women as leaders in the latina/o movement

Latinas and Latinos are mestiza/o, or a mixed people. In the United States, this population combines a mixture of indigenous heritage from pre-Columbian times, European ancestry from the Spanish invasion of the Americas, and African roots from the enslaved people taken to the Americas.1 This segment of the U.S. population has linkage to more than 20 countries and is rich in diversity and complexity (Martinez, 1995, p. 1019). Differences among these people include class, socialization, location, and ethnicity. In this chapter, to ...

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