The politicization of gender

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The “Year of the Woman,” averred journalists, as they discussed the upcoming elections in 1992. Record numbers of women candidates, lingering memories of an all-male Senate Judiciary Committee grilling Anita Hill, women outpacing men in voter turnout, 1 and an expected gender gap in voting preferences-all combined to convince pundits and politicians alike that women had arrived as major players in American politics. Of course, other election years had been similarly hailed; recall 1984, when Geraldine Ferraro was the Democratic party’s vice-presidential nominee. Past election outcomes, however, proved the label premature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe New American Politics
Subtitle of host publicationReflections on Political Change and the Clinton Administration
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780429964756
ISBN (Print)9780813319735
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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