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The Resource When does gender matter? : women candidates and gender stereotypes in American elections, Kathleen Dolan

When does gender matter? : women candidates and gender stereotypes in American elections, Kathleen Dolan

Label
When does gender matter? : women candidates and gender stereotypes in American elections
Title
When does gender matter?
Title remainder
women candidates and gender stereotypes in American elections
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Dolan
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As the number of women candidates for office in the U.S. increases each election cycle, scholars are confronted with questions about the impact of their sex on their chances of success. Chief among these questions involves the influence of gender stereotypes on the decisions voters make in elections in which women run against men. Previous research documents that voters see women and men as possessing different character traits and different abilities to handle policy issues. These findings, combined with anecdotal evidence of sexist attitudes toward women candidates, raises concerns that women candidates are hampered by their sex and gender considerations. Employing data from an original survey of 3150 U.S. adults conducted in 2010, this book confronts scholarly concerns that gender stereotypes work to undermine women's chances of success. Challenging the conventional wisdom, these data demonstrate that voters do not rely heavily on gender stereotypes when evaluating and voting for women candidates. Voters do hold gendered attitudes, both positive and negative, about women candidates, but these attitudes are not related to the political decisions voters make. Instead, in deciding for whom to vote, people are influenced by traditional political forces, like political party and incumbency, regardless of the sex of the candidates. There is also evidence that partisan stereotypes interact with gender stereotypes to influence reactions to candidates, both women and men, depending on their political party. In the end, this project demonstrates that women candidates win as often as do men and that partisan concerns trump gender every time"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dolan, Kathleen A
Dewey number
320.0820973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.U6
LC item number
D643 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in public life
  • Women political candidates
  • Women politicians
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Elections
  • United States
Label
When does gender matter? : women candidates and gender stereotypes in American elections, Kathleen Dolan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Candidate Sex and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections -- Studying Gender Stereotypes and Women Candidates -- Attitudes, Stereotypes, and Support for Women Candidates -- Do Stereotypes Shape Evaluations of Candidates? -- The Role of Stereotypes in Vote Choice Decisions -- Gender Stereotypes in Other Places? Candidate Quality and Issue Campaigns -- The Landscape for Women Candidates -- Appendix A : Candidate Lists -- Appendix B : Variable Construction -- Appendix C : Campaign Ads and Websites -- Appendix D : Survey Instrument -- Appendix E : Additional Vote Choice Analysis
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements -- List of Figures and Tables -- Chapter 1 -- Candidate Sex and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections -- Chapter 2 -- Studying Gender Stereotypes and Women Candidates -- Chapter 3 -- Attitudes, Stereotypes, and Support for Women Candidates -- Chapter 4 -- Do Stereotypes Shape Evaluations of Candidates? -- Chapter 5 -- The Role of Stereotypes in Vote Choice Decisions -- Chapter 6 -- Stereotypes in Other Places? Candidate Quality and Issue Campaigns -- Chapter 7 -- The Landscape for Women Candidates -- Appendix A -- Candidate Lists -- Appendix B -- Variable Construction -- Appendix C -- Campaign Ads and Websites -- Appendix D -- Survey Instrument -- Appendix E -- Additional Vote Choice Analysis -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn881030680
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 245 pages
Isbn
9780199968275
Lccn
2014007262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199968282
  • (OCoLC)881030680
Label
When does gender matter? : women candidates and gender stereotypes in American elections, Kathleen Dolan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Candidate Sex and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections -- Studying Gender Stereotypes and Women Candidates -- Attitudes, Stereotypes, and Support for Women Candidates -- Do Stereotypes Shape Evaluations of Candidates? -- The Role of Stereotypes in Vote Choice Decisions -- Gender Stereotypes in Other Places? Candidate Quality and Issue Campaigns -- The Landscape for Women Candidates -- Appendix A : Candidate Lists -- Appendix B : Variable Construction -- Appendix C : Campaign Ads and Websites -- Appendix D : Survey Instrument -- Appendix E : Additional Vote Choice Analysis
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements -- List of Figures and Tables -- Chapter 1 -- Candidate Sex and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections -- Chapter 2 -- Studying Gender Stereotypes and Women Candidates -- Chapter 3 -- Attitudes, Stereotypes, and Support for Women Candidates -- Chapter 4 -- Do Stereotypes Shape Evaluations of Candidates? -- Chapter 5 -- The Role of Stereotypes in Vote Choice Decisions -- Chapter 6 -- Stereotypes in Other Places? Candidate Quality and Issue Campaigns -- Chapter 7 -- The Landscape for Women Candidates -- Appendix A -- Candidate Lists -- Appendix B -- Variable Construction -- Appendix C -- Campaign Ads and Websites -- Appendix D -- Survey Instrument -- Appendix E -- Additional Vote Choice Analysis -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn881030680
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 245 pages
Isbn
9780199968275
Lccn
2014007262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199968282
  • (OCoLC)881030680

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