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The Resource New Labour's women MPs : women representing women, Sarah Childs

New Labour's women MPs : women representing women, Sarah Childs

Label
New Labour's women MPs : women representing women
Title
New Labour's women MPs
Title remainder
women representing women
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Childs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It was not long after the election of a record number of women to the House of Commons in 1997 that the backlash began. Criticism of the women was all-encompassing. They wore the wrong clothes, they voted the wrong way, they were concerned with the wrong issues. Above all, they were accused of failing to have made a difference - and to have failed women." "Drawing on in-depth interviews with more than half of the new Labour women MPs, Sarah Childs reveals how the women experienced being MPs, and explores whether they acted for and like women - in their constituencies, in Parliament and in government. It offers important insights into theories of women's political representation, showing that the relationship between women's descriptive and substantive representation is complicated, that party and gender identities are crucial, that women's differences must be acknowledged, and concluding that it might not always be possible for women representatives to act for women, even if they want to." "Including sections on women's selection for Parliament; whether women MPs act as role models; why it is important that women should be present in politics; as well as exploring in depth the subject of women's substantive representation, New Labour's Women MPs is essential reading for all those interested in women and politics, legislative studies, political behaviour and representation."--
Assigning source
Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Childs, Sarah
Dewey number
320.0820941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Labour Party (Great Britain)
  • Women
  • Women legislators
  • Women
  • Representative government and representation
  • Great Britain
Label
New Labour's women MPs : women representing women, Sarah Childs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Women's political representation -- Women's numberical representation -- Symbolic and descriptive representation -- substantive representation -- Women's substantive representation in the constituency -- substantively representing women in parliament -- The new labour women MPs' loyalty (with Philip cowley) -- The women's minister and the substantive representation of women -- A feminized style of politics? -- Concluesion: theorizing women making a difference -- Epilogue: the sex discrimination (election candidates) act
Control code
FIEb17818412
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780203330876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm53287789
  • (OCoLC)53287789
Label
New Labour's women MPs : women representing women, Sarah Childs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Women's political representation -- Women's numberical representation -- Symbolic and descriptive representation -- substantive representation -- Women's substantive representation in the constituency -- substantively representing women in parliament -- The new labour women MPs' loyalty (with Philip cowley) -- The women's minister and the substantive representation of women -- A feminized style of politics? -- Concluesion: theorizing women making a difference -- Epilogue: the sex discrimination (election candidates) act
Control code
FIEb17818412
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780203330876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm53287789
  • (OCoLC)53287789

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