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A seat at the table : congresswomen's perspectives on why their presence matters

Author
Dittmar, Kelly, 1984- author.
Title
A seat at the table : congresswomen's perspectives on why their presence matters / Kelly Dittmar, Kira Sanbonmatsu and Susan J. Carroll.
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
©2018
Description
ix, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other contributors
Sanbonmatsu, Kira, 1970- author.
Carroll, Susan J., 1950- author.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-245) and index.
Contents
  • 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.
Summary
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.
ISBN
0190915722 hardcover alkaline paper
9780190915728 hardcover alkaline paper
0190915730 paperback alkaline paper
9780190915735 paperback alkaline paper

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