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Women, Leadership, and the U.S. Environmental Movement

Holly J. McCammon, Allison McGrath, David J. Hess, and Minyoung Moon

in 100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women's Political Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190265144
eISBN:
9780190265175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265144.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter discusses modes of women’s leadership in the US environmental movement over the past one hundred years, expanding the definition of leadership beyond simply the formal head of large ... More


Gender and Trade Unionism in Historical Perspective

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the historical link between gender and unionism by focusing on variations among labor unions in policies and practices affecting women from the late nineteenth to the late ... More


Breaking Male Dominance in Politics

Drude Dahlerup and Monique Leyenaar

in Breaking Male Dominance in Old Democracies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199653898
eISBN:
9780191751578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653898.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The chapter presents a four-stage model of breaking male dominance in old democracies, based on the changes in the numerical representation of women: feminist demands concerning women’s ... More


A Modest Apostle: Thecla and the History of Women in the Early Church

Susan E. Hylen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190243821
eISBN:
9780190243845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243821.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The New Testament and other early Christian writings point to leadership roles for women at the same time that they affirm cultural norms of women’s modesty and silence. A Modest Apostle offers a new ... More


“Chew the Meat and Spit Out the Bones”: Negotiating Women’s Clerical Identity

Richard N. Pitt

in Divine Callings: Understanding the Call to Ministry in Black Pentecostalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768235
eISBN:
9780814768259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768235.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter gives voice to a set of ministers who have until now been absent from the samples informing our understanding of the clerical identity. Church of God in Christ women are missing from ... More


Empowerment and Politicization in the Colonias

Rebecca Dolhinow

in A Jumble of Needs: Women's Activism and Neoliberalism in the Colonias of the Southwest

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650576
eISBN:
9781452946061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650576.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the results of women activism in the colonias. In these communities, women’s leadership produces physical improvements, a greater sense of community, personal growth for those ... More


Gender, Solidarity, and Symbolic Capital

Bryan T. McNeil

in Combating Mountaintop Removal: New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter considers the significance of prominent women's leadership in the movement to stop mountaintop removal. The prominence of women in leadership positions is a signature characteristic of ... More


Gender Justice as a Way of Life: The Reading of Amina Wadud

Shadaab Rahemtulla

in Qur’an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198796480
eISBN:
9780191837753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796480.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the Qur’anic commentary of the African American intellectual Amina Wadud. After providing some historical and biographical background, it unpacks her interpretive method. Like ... More


Rebellious Women

Lisa Sousa

in The Woman Who Turned Into a Jaguar, and Other Narratives of Native Women in Archives of Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804756402
eISBN:
9781503601116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756402.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 9 studies women’s participation in public protests and acts of civil disobedience, including riots. It shows how threats to the integrity of the household and community, such as increased ... More


What about the Girls?

Juliet A. Williams

in Separation Solution?: Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288959
eISBN:
9780520963788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288959.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter demonstrates how a focus on educational equity for disadvantaged girls helped redeem and revive the cause of single-sex education. In the wake of the controversy over proposals to create ... More


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