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 Television

Women as Leaders in Television

Women as leaders in television

When television executives report their core audience, women always come out ahead. For example, ABC's female audience almost doubled its male audience during the 2007–2008 season (Atkinson, 2008).1 Women on-screen, however, seem to reflect a different reality, making up only 43% of characters in the prime-time 2007–2008 season (Lauzen, 2008).2 As shown by studies going back as far as the 1970s, women onscreen not only fail to represent the proportional makeup of women in society, they also overwhelmingly show a stereotypically gendered version of women (Signorielli ...

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