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Media Framing of Black Women’s Campaigns for the US House of Representatives

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This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Routledge, 2016.

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Minority women in the United States draw from their unique personal experiences, born of their identities, to impact American politics. Whether as political elites or as average citizens, minority women demonstrate that they have a unique voice that more often than not centers on their visions of justice, equality, and fairness.In this volume, Dr. Nadia E. Brown and Sarah Allen Gershon seek to present studies of minority women that highlight how they are similar and dissimilar to other groups of women or minorities, as well as variations within groups of minority women. Current demographic and political trends suggest that minority populations-specifically minority women-will be at the forefront of shaping U.S. politics. Yet, scholars still have very little understanding of how these populations will behave politically. This book provides a detailed view of how minority women will utilize their sheer numbers, collective voting behavior, policy preferences, and roles as elected officials to impact American politics.The scholarship on intersectionality in this volume seeks to push beyond disciplinary constraints to think more holistically about the politics of identity.

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Author(s): Ward O

Editor(s): Nadia E. Brown, Sarah Allen Gershon

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Distinct Identities: Minority Women in US Politics

Year: 2016

Pages: 153-170

Print publication date: 12/04/2016

Online publication date: 14/04/2016

Acceptance date: 21/12/2015

Edition: 1st

Publisher: Routledge

Place Published: London


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781138958838


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