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The Women of 2018: The Pink Wave in the US House Elections ... and Its Legacy in 2020

The Women of 2018: The Pink Wave in the US House Elections ... and Its Legacy in 2020

Barbara Burrell

Avengers. PerSisters. The pink wave. And even badasses. These terms have been used to refer to the unprecedented number of female candidates who ran for elected office in the United States in 2018. Barbara Burrell explores this phenomenon—in the context of women's candidacies for election to the US House of Representatives—discussing who the women were, why they chose to run,    More >

Women’s Paths to Power: Female Presidents and Prime Ministers, 1960–2020

Women’s Paths to Power: Female Presidents and Prime Ministers, 1960–2020

Evren Celik Wiltse and Lisa Hager

From Brazil to Bangladesh, Liberia to Switzerland, Malta to the Marshall Islands, more and more women are rising to the top level of political leadership. What can we learn from this?  What kinds of conditions and political institutions pave the way for a woman's ascendance to power? Are there common pathways to power? How much do family ties matter? Is political activism and important    More >

Madam President? Gender and Politics on the Road to the White House

Madam President? Gender and Politics on the Road to the White House

Lori Cox Han and Caroline Heldman, editors

Scholars and pundits alike have spent more than a little time speculating about why Hillary Clinton lost the presidency to Donald Trump in 2016. Their conclusions may differ, but few would disagree that Clinton's nomination by a major party changed the political landscape in significant ways—nor that the results of the 2016 election provoked a large number of women to run for office at    More >

Mothers at Work: Who Opts Out?

Mothers at Work: Who Opts Out?

Liana Christin Landivar

Though a majority of mothers of young children are employed outside the home, countless articles have been devoted to anecdotes about highly educated women in high-status occupations "opting out" of the labor force. Are mothers in these occupations in fact the most likely to opt out or reduce their work hours? Do race, ethnicity, or age of children play a role? Addressing these questions    More >

Reflections: An Anthology of New Work by African Women Poets

Reflections: An Anthology of New Work by African Women Poets

Anthonia C. Kalu, Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi, and Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka, editors

This anthology of never-before-published poems showcases a new generation of African women poets, some familiar, some just beginning their literary careers. Their rich voices belie popular stereotypes, reflecting the diversity and dynamism of their environment. As they range across topics encompassing family and personal relationships, politics, war, and the ravages of famine and disease, they    More >

Voices Revealed: Arab Women Novelists, 1898-2000

Voices Revealed: Arab Women Novelists, 1898-2000

Bouthaina Shaaban

Spanning more than a century, this systematic study brings to the forefront a dazzling array of novels by Arab women writers. Bouthaina Shaaban's analysis ranges from the work of Zaynab Fawwaz, published at the end of the nineteenth century, to that of Sahar Khalifah and Najwa Barakat, published at the cusp of the twenty-first. The novels discussed reflect not only specifically Arab    More >

 

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Let’s celebrate: Mcebisi Ndletyana's Anatomy of the ANC in Power: Insights from Port Elizabeth, 1990–2019 just received an “Essential” review in Choice: “[An] exemplary study.... Ndletyana’s examination of how and why the ANC became so corrupt, so dysfunctional, so focused on benefitting itself and its leading cadres ... is of enormous academic and public-policy value.... Essential.” —Choice
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