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The Resource The politics of women's rights : parties, positions, and change, Christina Wolbrecht, (electronic resource)

The politics of women's rights : parties, positions, and change, Christina Wolbrecht, (electronic resource)

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The politics of women's rights : parties, positions, and change
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The politics of women's rights
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parties, positions, and change
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Christina Wolbrecht
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eng
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Wolbrecht, Christina
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305.42/0973
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HQ1236.5.U6
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W63 2000eb
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  • Women's rights
  • Political parties
  • United States
  • United States
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Here Christina Wolbrecht boldly demonstrates how the Republican and Democratic parties have helped transform, and have been transformed by, American public debate and policy on women's rights. She begins by showing the evolution of the positions of both parties on women's rights over the past five decades. In the 1950s and early 1960s, Republicans were slightly more favorable than Democrats, but by the early 1980s, the parties had polarized sharply, with Democrats supporting, and Republicans opposing, such policies as the Equal Rights Amendment and abortion rights. Wolbrecht not only traces the development of this shift in the parties' relative positions--focusing on party platforms, the words and actions of presidents and presidential candidates, and the behavior of the parties' delegations in Congress--but also seeks to explain the realignment. The author considers the politically charged developments that have contributed to a redefinition and expansion of the women's rights agenda since the 1960s--including legal changes, the emergence of the modern women's movement, and changes in patterns of employment, fertility, and marriage. Wolbrecht explores how party leaders reacted to these developments and adopted positions in ways that would help expand their party's coalition. Combined with changes in those coalitions--particularly the rise of social conservatism within the GOP and the affiliation of social movement groups with the Democratic party--the result was the polarization characterizing the parties' stances on women's rights today
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The politics of women's rights : parties, positions, and change, Christina Wolbrecht, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-257) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000425684
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unknown
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9781400831241
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(e-book)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000425684
Label
The politics of women's rights : parties, positions, and change, Christina Wolbrecht, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-257) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000425684
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781400831241
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000425684

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