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The Resource The private roots of public action : gender, equality, and political participation, Nancy Burns, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba

The private roots of public action : gender, equality, and political participation, Nancy Burns, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba

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The private roots of public action : gender, equality, and political participation
Title
The private roots of public action
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gender, equality, and political participation
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Nancy Burns, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba
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eng
Summary
Why, after several generations of suffrage and a revival of the women’s movement in the late 1960s, do women continue to be less politically active than men? Why are they less likely to seek public office or join political organizations? The Private Roots of Public Action is the most comprehensive study of this puzzle of unequal participation. The authors develop new methods to trace gender differences in political activity to the nonpolitical institutions of everyday life - the family, school, workplace, nonpolitical voluntary association, and church. Different experiences with these institutions produce differences in the resources, skills, and political orientations that facilitate participation - with a cumulative advantage for men. In addition, part of the solution to the puzzle of unequal participation lies in politics itself: where women hold visible public office, women citizens are more politically interested and active. The model that explains gender differences in participation is sufficiently general to apply to participatory disparities among other groups - among the young, the middle-aged, and the elderly or among Latinos, African-Americans and Anglo-Whites. --
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1964-
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Burns, Nancy
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1946-
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  • Schlozman, Kay Lehman
  • Verba, Sidney
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  • Political participation
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Social institutions
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The private roots of public action : gender, equality, and political participation, Nancy Burns, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Citizenship and unequal participation -- Studying gender and participation: a brief discourse on method -- Civic activity: political and non-political -- The political worlds of men and women -- The legacy of home and school -- Domestic tranquility: the beliefs of wives and husbands -- Domestic hierarchy: the household as a social system -- The workplace roots of political activity -- The realm of voluntarism: non-political associations and religious institutions -- Gender, institutions, and political participation -- Gender, race or ethnicity, and participation -- Family life and political life -- What if politics weren't a man's game? -- Conclusion: The private roots of public action
Control code
ocm46883007
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 453 pages
Isbn
9780674006010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)46883007
Label
The private roots of public action : gender, equality, and political participation, Nancy Burns, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Citizenship and unequal participation -- Studying gender and participation: a brief discourse on method -- Civic activity: political and non-political -- The political worlds of men and women -- The legacy of home and school -- Domestic tranquility: the beliefs of wives and husbands -- Domestic hierarchy: the household as a social system -- The workplace roots of political activity -- The realm of voluntarism: non-political associations and religious institutions -- Gender, institutions, and political participation -- Gender, race or ethnicity, and participation -- Family life and political life -- What if politics weren't a man's game? -- Conclusion: The private roots of public action
Control code
ocm46883007
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 453 pages
Isbn
9780674006010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)46883007

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