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 the Fine Arts

Women's Leadership in the Fine Arts

Women's leadership in the fine arts

Since the 1970s art historians have documented the activities of women in the fine arts, which for the purposes of this chapter designates the fields of painting and sculpture. Individual women who pursued professional careers since the 16th century have been examined and interpreted by scholars with rigorous intellectual precision. Artists such as Artemisia Gentileschi (Italy), Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (France), and Rosa Bonheur (France) have been studied intensively, and an impressive body of literature has emerged that expands our knowledge and understanding of these creative ...

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