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The Resource Sisters in the statehouse : Black women and legislative decision making, Nadia E. Brown

Sisters in the statehouse : Black women and legislative decision making, Nadia E. Brown

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Sisters in the statehouse : Black women and legislative decision making
Title
Sisters in the statehouse
Title remainder
Black women and legislative decision making
Statement of responsibility
Nadia E. Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Theories of descriptive representation that keep identity constant over time and context fail to account for the substantive work of minority women legislators. Sisters in the Statehouse addresses this gap in the literature by utilizing humanistic inquiry to examine the connection between descriptive and substantive representation in the case of Black women legislators. This link hinges on how such legislators see the effects of their own race-gender identity on their legislative work. By combining humanistic and social science techniques, such as feminist life histories, elite interviews, and participant observation in conjunction with legislative case studies as well as bill sponsorship data, I present a fuller description of how identity informs Black women state legislators' descriptive and substantive representation. Linking personal narratives to political behavior, my study elicits the feminist life histories of African American women legislators to understand how their experiences with racism and sexism have influenced their legislative decision-making and policy preferences. I reveal several distinctions that inform the legislative work of these legislators to provide a broader perspective that exemplifies how an intersectional approach can enhance our understanding of political representation"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Nadia E
Dewey number
  • 328.73/0922
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.U6
LC item number
B79 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • African American women
  • African American women politicians
  • African American women legislators
  • Women politicians
Label
Sisters in the statehouse : Black women and legislative decision making, Nadia E. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Formative experiences -- Black women's representation -- Legislation for the prevention of domestic violence -- Representation for whom? -- Caregiving as a race-gendered issue -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn862780839
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780199352432
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013038315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023576839
Label
Sisters in the statehouse : Black women and legislative decision making, Nadia E. Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Formative experiences -- Black women's representation -- Legislation for the prevention of domestic violence -- Representation for whom? -- Caregiving as a race-gendered issue -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn862780839
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780199352432
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013038315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023576839
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