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Cutting-edge research on the intersection of race, gender, and politics Traditionally, there has been a significant lack of empirical attention given to the ways in which race/ethnicity, gender, and political representation overlap. Intersectionality and Politics is the groundbreaking collection of contemporary research and essays that applies the concept of intersectionality specifically to descriptive and substantive representation by African-American, Latino/a, and Asian-American elected officials. This unique compilation looks at numerous states and focuses on multiple racial/ethnic groups to demonstrate the importance of this theory for understanding the political leadership of people of color and women. Intersectionality and Politics is the wide-ranging text that is both informative overview and thought-provoking analysis of a subject that has received little practical study. Articles in this important text cover a expansive gamut--from women of color as elected officials and the changing face of leadership in America today to an exploration of the growing interest in intersectionality and a look toward the potential of future research--making it a useful and comprehensive one-stop resource. Contributors to Intersectionality and Politics explore critical topics such as: * the contours and context of descriptive representation with a focus on women of color * the puzzle of women of color's proportionately higher percentage of office holding in state legislatures * agenda-setting behavior of African-American female state legislators * the impact of race and gender on the likelihood of legislative bill submission and passage * patterns of gendered representation and related legislative advocacy within Latino delegations in the Southwest * new findings on the Latino/a gender gap * the public policy implications of intersectionality theory * and many more! Complete with extensive bibliographies and a wealth of tables and figures to highlight the striking findings, Intersectionality and Politics is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students and educators in political science, ethnic studies, Latino/Black/Asian studies, gender studies, sociology, and women's studies. Policymakers, politicians, and those working in high-minority areas will also find this to be an invaluable text.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789036674
ISBN-10: 0789036673
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Carol Hardy-Fanta

Carol Hardy-Fanta, PhD, is Director of the Center forWomen in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston's John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies.Dr. Hardy-Fanta is the author of two books, and numerous articles. She is a nationally recognized scholar on Latina/o politics and has published widely on the intersection of gender, race, and ethnicity in politics and public policy.

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