A seat at the table : congresswomen's perspectives on why their presence matters
Dittmar, Kelly, 1984- author.
A seat at the table : congresswomen's perspectives on why their presence matters / Kelly Dittmar, Kira Sanbonmatsu and Susan J. Carroll.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
ix, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Other contributors
Sanbonmatsu, Kira, 1970- author.
Carroll, Susan J., 1950- author.
Includes bibliographical references (pages -245) and index.
- Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction
- 2. Representation
- 3. Obstacles and Opportunities
- 4. Navigating Partisan Polarization
- 5. Congresswomen's Work across Party Lines
- 6. Altering Policy Agendas and Debates
- 7. Changing the Institution, Image, and Exercise of Power
- 8. Conclusion: Representation Matters.
A Seat at the Table examines how women in Congress assess their experiences in and contributions to American politics. Drawing on personal interviews with women serving in the 114th Congress, the authors analyze the perspectives of women members as they seek to make a meaningful difference in the contemporary political environment. Unlike other studies of women in Congress, this book avoids looking at gender in a vacuum, instead considering how gender interacts with political party, race and ethnicity, seniority, chamber, and district characteristics to shape women's representational influence.
- Subject headings
United States. Congress--Interviews.
Women--Political activity--United States.
Women legislators--United States--Interviews.
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