California Women and Politics

Author: Robert W. Cherny
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803236080
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

An edited volume exploring the role women played in California politics in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Women Culture and Politics in Latin America

Author: Seminar on Feminism & Culture in Latin America
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520909070
Release Date: 1992-02-25
Genre: Social Science

The result of a collaboration among eight women scholars, this collection examines the history of women’s participation in literary, journalistic, educational, and political activity in Latin American history, with special attention to the first half of this century.

The Case of Rose Bird

Author: Kathleen A. Cairns
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803255753
Release Date: 2016-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"This biography of Rose Elizabeth Bird is an overdue look at California's first female supreme court chief justice, against the backdrop of California's political and cultural climate in the 1970s and 1980s"--

Egypt as a Woman

Author: Beth Baron
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520251540
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

"Can anything new be said about modern Egyptian nationalism? Beth Baron's book Egypt as a Woman, one of the best modern Egyptian history books to appear in several years, leaves no doubt that it can. With evenhandedness and generosity, Baron shows how vital women were to mobilizing opposition to British authority and modernizing Egypt."--Robert L. Tignor, author of Capitalism and Nationalism at the End of Empire "A wonderful contribution to understanding Egyptian national and gender politics between the two world wars. Baron explores the paradox of women's exclusion from political rights at the very moment when visual and metaphorical representations of Egypt as a woman were becoming widespread and real women activists--both secularist and Islamist--were participating more actively in public life than ever before."--Donald Malcolm Reid, author of Whose Pharaohs? Archaeology, Museums, and Egyptian National Identity from Napoleon to World War I

Gendered Politics

Author: Linda Van Ingen
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498537612
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Political Science

This book explores women’s campaign strategies when they ran for state and national office in California from their first opportunity after state suffrage in 1911 to the advent of modern feminism in 1970. Although only 18 won, nearly 500 women ran on the primary ballots, changing the political landscape for both men and women while struggling against a collective forgetfulness about their work. Mostly white and middle-class until the 1960s, the women discussed in this book are notable for their campaign innovations which became increasingly complex, even if not consciously connected to a usable past. They re-gendered politics as political “firsts,” pursued high hopes for organizational support from their women’s clubs, accommodated to opportunities created through incumbency and issue politics, and explored both separatist and integrationists politics with their parties. In bringing these campaigns to light, this study explores the history of California women legislators and the ways in which women on the ballots sought to transcend gendered barriers, supporting women’s equality while also recognizing the political value of connections to men in power. Organized in a loose chronology with the state’s governors, this study shows the persistent nature of women’s candidacies despite a recurring historical amnesia that complicated their progress. Remembering this history deepens our understanding of women running for office today and solidifies their credibility in a long history of women politicians.

The Gender Effect

Author: Kathryn Moeller
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520286382
Release Date: 2018-02-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Introduction : corporatized development -- The Girl Effect as apparatus -- The historical rise of the girl effect -- The spectacle of empowering girls and women -- Searching for third world potential -- Proving the girl effect -- Negotiating corporatized development -- Conclusion : accelerating and freeing the girl effect

The Other California

Author: Verónica Castillo-Muñoz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520966727
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: History

The Other California is the story of working-class communities and how they constituted the racially and ethnically diverse landscape of Baja California. Packed with new and transformative stories, the book examines the interplay of land reform and migratory labor on the peninsula from 1850 to 1954, as governments, foreign investors, and local communities shaped a vibrant and dynamic borderland alongside the booming cities of Tijuana, Mexicali, and Santa Rosalia. Migration and intermarriage between Mexican women and men from Asia, Europe, and the United States transformed Baja California into a multicultural society. Mixed-race families extended across national borders, forging new local communities, labor relations, and border politics.

Shady Practices

Author: Richard A. Schroeder
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520216873
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Science

"In this engaging and exceptionally well-crafted case study, Schroeder shows clearly how local dynamics intersect with wider processes. . . . Changes in cropping patterns, land rights, work routines, and gender politics were shaped by multiple struggles and interactions among women and men, landholders and land users, farmers, government officials, and representatives of various international agencies."--Sara Berry, author of "No Condition Is Permanent"

Gender Sex and Politics

Author: Shira Tarrant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317814757
Release Date: 2015-06-19
Genre: Social Science

Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century includes twenty-seven chapters organized into five sections: Gender, Sexuality and Social Control; Pornography; Sex and Social Media; Dating, Desire, and the Politics of Hooking Up; and Issues in Sexual Pleasure and Safety. This anthology presents these topics using a point-counterpoint-different point framework. Its arguments and perspectives do not pit writers against each other in a binary pro/con debate format. Instead, a variety of views are juxtaposed to encourage critical thinking and robust conversation. This framework enables readers to assess the strengths and shortcomings of conflicting ideas. The chapters are organized in a way that will challenge cherished beliefs and hone both academic and personal insight. Gender, Sex, and Politics is ideal for sparking debates in intro to women’s and gender studies, sexuality, and gender courses.

Becoming Citizens

Author: Gayle Gullett
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252093319
Release Date: 2000-02-07
Genre: Social Science

In 1880, the California woman safeguarded the Republic by maintaining a morally sound home. Scarcely forty years later, women in the Pacific state won full-fledged citizenship and voting rights of their own. Becoming Citizens shows how this enormous transformation came about. Gayle Gullett demonstrates how women's search for a larger public life in the late nineteenth century led to a flourishing women's movement in California. Women's radical demand for citizenship, however, was rejected by state voters along with the presidential reform candidate, William Jennings Bryan, in the tumultuous election year of 1896. Gullett shows how women rebuilt the movement in the early years of the twentieth century and forged a critical alliance between activist women and the men involved in the urban Good Government movement. This alliance formed the basis of progressivism, with male Progressives helping to legitimize women's new public work by supporting their civic campaigns, appointing women to public office, and placing a suffrage referendum before the male electorate in 1911. Placing local developments in a national context, Becoming Citizens illuminates the links between these two major social movements: the western women's suffrage movement and progressivism.

Women Politics and Power

Author: Pamela Paxton
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483377018
Release Date: 2016-01-11
Genre: Political Science

Women, Politics, and Power: A Global Perspective, Third Edition provides a clear, detailed introduction to women’s political participation and representation across a wide range of countries and regions. Through broad statistical overviews and detailed case-study accounts, authors Pamela Paxton and Melanie M. Hughes document both historical trends and the contemporary state of women’s political strength. Readers see the cultural, structural, political, and international influences on women’s access to political power, and the difference women make once in political office. The text acknowledges differences among women through attention to intersectionality and women from marginalized groups.

Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction

Author: Susan Markens
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520940970
Release Date: 2007-09-04
Genre: Social Science

Susan Markens takes on one of the hottest issues on the fertility front—surrogate motherhood—in a book that illuminates the culture wars that have erupted over new reproductive technologies in the United States. In an innovative analysis of legislative responses to surrogacy in the bellwether states of New York and California, Markens explores how discourses about gender, family, race, genetics, rights, and choice have shaped policies aimed at this issue. She examines the views of key players, including legislators, women's organizations, religious groups, the media, and others. In a study that finds surprising ideological agreement among those with opposing views of surrogate motherhood, Markens challenges common assumptions about our responses to reproductive technologies and at the same time offers a fascinating picture of how reproductive politics shape social policy.

Women and Political Participation

Author: Barbara C. Burrell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851095926
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Political Science

An illuminating analysis of the long and ongoing struggle of women in America to gain political equality and bring about change in public policy.

Representing Women

Author: Beth Reingold
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807848506
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Political Science

Women in public office are often assumed to "make a difference" for women, as women_in other words, to represent their female constituents better than do their male counterparts. But is sex really an accurate predictor of a legislator's political choices

The Veil

Author: Jennifer Heath
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520250400
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

Veiling is a globally polarizing issue, a locus for the struggle between Islam and the West and between contemporary and traditional interpretations of Islam. This book examines the vastly misunderstood and multi-layered world of the veil. It explores and analyzes the cultures, politics, and histories of veiling.