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Women, Women's Organizations, and Political Parties 1

Denise L. Baer

in Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293484
eISBN:
9780191598944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293488.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews existing research about women's participation in political parties and women's organizations, including both groups that developed as part of the contemporary women's movement ... More


Czech Political Parties Prefer Male Candidates to Female Votes

Steven Saxonberg

in Women's Access to Political Power in Post-Communist Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199246861
eISBN:
9780191601965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246866.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the reasons behind low female representation in the Czech parliament. It is argued that the nominating process is the biggest obstacle faced by female politicians. The absence ... More


Urban Women and the Women's Federation

Gordon White, Jude Howell, and Shang Xiaoyuan

in In Search of Civil Society: Market Reform and Social Change in Contemporary China

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289562
eISBN:
9780191684739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289562.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter is centred on urban women and the Women's Federation. It evaluates changes in the structural position of women in the urban economy since the introduction of the reforms, emphasizing ... More


Recovering Igbo Traditions: A Case for Indigenous Women's Organizations in Development

Nkiru Nzegwu

in Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289647
eISBN:
9780191596698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289642.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Nzegwu examines the status of women in Igbo political structure to determine the reasons for the apathy of modern Igbo women to political activity. Nzegwu then describes the internal structure of one ... More


Introduction

Ronnee Schreiber

in Righting Feminism: Conservative Women and American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331813
eISBN:
9780199851829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331813.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the two most visible and prominent conservative women's organizations: Concerned Women for America (CWA) and ... More


Playing “Femball”: CWA and IWF as Women's Organizations

Ronnee Schreiber

in Righting Feminism: Conservative Women and American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331813
eISBN:
9780199851829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331813.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the representational strategies of the CWA and IWF, and documents the extent to which conservative women's organizations rely on the relationship between gender identity and ... More


Conservative Women's Political Activism

Ronnee Schreiber

in Righting Feminism: Conservative Women and American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331813
eISBN:
9780199851829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331813.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents a brief history of conservative women's political activism, providing context to and continuity with the efforts of the CWA and IWF. It also describes the organizations in more ... More


Are Women Victims?: Framing Violence against Women

Ronnee Schreiber

in Righting Feminism: Conservative Women and American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331813
eISBN:
9780199851829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331813.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter demonstrates how the CWA and IWF invoke a complex set of arguments to articulate their positions on violence against women and to mediate among the challenges they face as conservative ... More


Representing Women's Health Interests

Ronnee Schreiber

in Righting Feminism: Conservative Women and American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331813
eISBN:
9780199851829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331813.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter demonstrates how the CWA and IWF articulate issues central to the conservative movement—abortion and scientific research and development—in terms of women's health. By showing how CWA ... More


Three Case Studies

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The sixth and seventh chapters that make up Part II of the book consist of one practical and much narrower application of the capability approach, namely, a discussion of how economic analysis ... More


Finding Common Ground: Constructing Mothers' Interests

Ronnee Schreiber

in Righting Feminism: Conservative Women and American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331813
eISBN:
9780199851829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331813.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines organizational rhetoric about motherhood and policies that address the conflict between parenting and the workplace. Both the CWA and IWF position feminists at the heart of ... More


The Political Implications of Conservative Women's Activism

Ronnee Schreiber

in Righting Feminism: Conservative Women and American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331813
eISBN:
9780199851829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331813.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses how the study of the CWA and IWF provides fresh ways of thinking about political representation and identity politics, conservative movements, and women's political activism. ... More


Italian Women and International Cold War Politics, 1944-1968

Wendy Pojmann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823245604
eISBN:
9780823252688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245604.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The women of the Socialist/Communist Unione Donne Italiane and the lay Catholic Centro Italiano Femminile are the protagonists in this study that examines the relationship between national Italian ... More


Where Words Fail

Cynthia Grant Tucker

in No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390209
eISBN:
9780199866670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390209.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The complexities of Etta's role as a pastoral counselor are dramatized here by her interaction with Kate Stevens Bingham (1852‐1941), one of the Portland church's original members. Constrained by her ... More


Origins and aspirations: voluntary women's organisations and the representation of housewives, mothers and citizens

Caitríona Beaumont

in Housewives and citizens: Domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086076
eISBN:
9781781705971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the origins and aims of the five voluntary women's organisations included in this research: the Mothers’ Union, Catholic Women's League, National Council of Women, National ... More


The Sounds of Silence: Feminist Research across Time in Guatemala

Cathy Blacklock and Alison Crosby

in Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230729
eISBN:
9780520937055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230729.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the thirty-six-year civil war in Guatemala. It describes the challenges of participant observation research with popular women's organizations in the context of ... More


Intelligent Compassion: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Feminist Peace

Catia Cecilia Confortini

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199845231
eISBN:
9780199979875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845231.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book traces changes in ideas and policies of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF—the longest-living international women’s peace organization) over a thirty-year period, ... More


New views of the women’ suffrage campaign: Liberal women and regional perspectives

Megan Smitley

in The Feminine Public Sphere: Middle-Class Women in Civic Life in Scotland, C.1870–1914

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079665
eISBN:
9781781703069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079665.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter gives an analysis of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Association for Women's Suffrage (GWSAWS) relationship with the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), which suggests ... More


First, We Drink Tea

Anne Zacharias-Walsh

in Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703041
eISBN:
9781501706363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703041.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter focuses on the lessons and insights gained from the first phase of the US–Japan Working Women's Networks Project, showing how participants from both sides laid the intellectual ... More


From feminist extravagance to citizen demand: the movement for abortion legalisation in Uruguay

Inés M Pousadela

in Women's Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations: Challenging or Maintaining the Status Quo?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447324775
eISBN:
9781447324799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324775.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter illustrates the crucial, decades-long contribution of Uruguayan women’s organisations to the emancipation of women. It does so by analysing the political process leading to the recent ... More


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