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's Leadership in Sociology

Women's Leadership in Sociology

Women's leadership in sociology

Sociology is a professional community and an intellectual discipline, and women have been leaders in both. A profession is an occupation marked by service to clients and society and expertise in an area of specialized knowledge. A sociologist is an expert in the discipline of sociology, “a systematically developed consciousness of society and social relations” (Smith, 1987). A professional community is a structure of relations and norms that regulate the conduct of professionals.

Leadership in a professional community is an exercise of power in which some group members direct ...

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