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.

Overview: Women in the Arts

Overview: Women in the arts

This chapter aims to introduce some selected influential women artists and outline some essential ideas related to women's creativity in modern and contemporary art history. Women artists suffered considerable professional isolation and were virtually excluded from art history in the prefeminist and early feminist periods, that is, up until the early 1970s. Nevertheless, in this section some exceptionally well-known women artists are introduced, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, Meret Oppenheim, and Barbara Hepworth, who do have a place in the canon. In the section on fabric ...

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