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 Performing Arts

Women's Leadership in the Performing Arts

Women's leadership in the performing arts

Woman must put herself into the text—as into the world and into history—by her own movement.

—Hélène Cixous (1975, p. 2039)

The performing artist delivers stories of experience, history, and humanity, engaging audiences through an intimate and immediate shared communal experience. These performances have the capacity to change the way we think about ourselves, the world, our anxieties, and our hopes; they offer alternative prisms through which we see, appreciate, and perhaps understand, even if only for a moment, our lives. So in the sense that artists lead us ...

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