Gender and Women's Leadership
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Gender and Women's Leadership
A Reference Handbook

Two Volume Set

© 2010 | 1 104 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.

Key Features

  • Includes contributions from a variety of renowned experts
  • Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts
  • Addresses both the history of leadership within the realm of women and gender, with examples from the lives of pivotal figures, and the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to that realm
  • Offers an approachable, clear writing style directed at student researchers
  • Features more depth than encyclopedia entries, with most chapters ranging between 6,000 and 8,000 words, while avoiding the jargon and density often found in journal articles or research handbooks
  • Provides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience

"Highly recommended"

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"...this title will be a fine addition to any undergraduate library, particulary those supporting programs in political science, business, history, and women's and gender studies."

Rachel Bicicchi
Millikin University
Feminist Collections
Key features
  • Volume editor Karen O'Connor of American University is a well-known, well-connected, world-class scholar on women and politics, and her efforts will be supported by Series Consulting Editor Lucretia McCulley, reference librarian for the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond.
  • Chapters will be divided into sections that consider women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts.
  • Entries will consider both the history of leadership within the realm of women and gender (with examples from the lives of key figures) and the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to that realm.
  • Entries averaging 5,000 to 8,000 words will provide students with more depth as compared to typical encyclopedia entries of 500 to 3,000 words but less jargon, detail or density than found in a typical research handbook chapter that might average 10,000 to 12,000 words or more.
  • Entries will be written in language and style that is broadly accessible, and each will be followed by cross references and a brief bibliography and list of further readings.
  • A detailed index and an online version of the work will enhance accessibility for today's student audience.

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ISBN: 9781412960830

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