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The Resource A woman's place is in the House : campaigning for Congress in the feminist era, Barbara C. Burrell, (electronic resource)

A woman's place is in the House : campaigning for Congress in the feminist era, Barbara C. Burrell, (electronic resource)

Label
A woman's place is in the House : campaigning for Congress in the feminist era
Title
A woman's place is in the House
Title remainder
campaigning for Congress in the feminist era
Statement of responsibility
Barbara C. Burrell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this first comprehensive examination of women candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, Barbara Burrell argues that women are as successful at winning elections as men. Why, then, are there still so few women members of Congress? Compared to other democratically elected national parliaments, the U.S. Congress ranks very low in its proportion of women members. During the past decade, even though more and more women have participated in state and local governments, they have not made the same gains at the national level. A Woman's Place Is in the House examines the experiences of the women who have run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1968 through 1992 and compares their presence and performance with that of male candidates. The longitudinal study examines both general and primary elections and refutes many myths associated with women candidates including their ability to raise money and garner support from both interest groups and political parties. According to Burrell, election year 1992 was correctly dubbed the "Year of the Woman" in American politics--not so much because women overcame perceived barriers to being elected but because for the first time a significant number of women chose to run in primaries. Burrell's study examines the effects women are having on the congressional agenda and offers insight on how such issues as term limitations and campaign finance reform will impact on the election of women to Congress. Barbara Burrell (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is professor and director of graduate studies in the Political Science Department at Northern Illinois University where she teaches courses in public opinion, political behavior and women and politics.--
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1947-
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Burrell, Barbara C.
Index
index present
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Project Muse eBooks
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  • United States
  • Women
  • Women legislators
  • Political campaigns
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A woman's place is in the House : campaigning for Congress in the feminist era, Barbara C. Burrell, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://muse.jhu.edu/book/7203
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. American Views of Women as Political Leaders: The Polls, Experiments, and Surveys -- 3. The Presence and Performance of Women Candidates in Primary Elections -- 4. The Backgrounds of Female Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, 1968-92 -- 5. Political Parties and Women's Candidacies -- 6. Sex and Money: The Financing of Women's and Men's Campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, 1972-92 -- 7. The Presence and Performance of Women Candidates in General Elections for the U.S. House of Representatives -- 8. Women Members of Congress and Policy Representation -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
ybp3324360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472104796
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654605840
Label
A woman's place is in the House : campaigning for Congress in the feminist era, Barbara C. Burrell, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://muse.jhu.edu/book/7203
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. American Views of Women as Political Leaders: The Polls, Experiments, and Surveys -- 3. The Presence and Performance of Women Candidates in Primary Elections -- 4. The Backgrounds of Female Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, 1968-92 -- 5. Political Parties and Women's Candidacies -- 6. Sex and Money: The Financing of Women's and Men's Campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, 1972-92 -- 7. The Presence and Performance of Women Candidates in General Elections for the U.S. House of Representatives -- 8. Women Members of Congress and Policy Representation -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
ybp3324360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472104796
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654605840

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