Political Women: Language and Leadership (Paperback)

Political Women: Language and Leadership By Michele Lockhart (Editor), Kathleen Mollick (Editor), Diane Blair (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Michele Lockhart (Editor), Kathleen Mollick (Editor), Diane Blair (Contribution by)
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This collection examines the ways in which women have used political rhetoric and political discourse to provide leadership, or assert their right to leadership, at the national level. While over the years women have broken through traditional roles, they are still underrepresented in political leadership. In this text, scholars consider the various factors that continue to restrict political leadership opportunities for women as well as some of the ways in which individual women have strategically sought to enact political power and leadership for themselves. The contributors analyze various case studies of leadership positions at the national level, looking at women who have run, been nominated to run, or appointed to national positions. The interdisciplinary approach lends itself to: rhetoric; political rhetoric; political discourse; leadership studies; women's studies; gender issues; satire; pop culture.

About the Author

Michele Lockhart teaches business communications and English at Texas Woman's University. Kathleen Mollick is an associate professor of English at Tarleton State University, where she serves as the Director of the Writing Program.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781498515627
ISBN-10: 1498515622
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: March 24th, 2015
Pages: 246
Language: English