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The Silent Sex : Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions / Tali Mendelberg, Christopher F. Karpowitz.

Author/Creator:
Karpowitz, Christopher F., author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 43 line illustrations 48 tables.
Edition:
Pilot project. eBook available to selected US libraries only
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Corporate meetings.
Social groups.
Social interaction.
Social participation.
Social psychology.
Women.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Do women participate in and influence meetings equally with men? Does gender shape how a meeting is run and whose voices are heard? The Silent Sex shows how the gender composition and rules of a deliberative body dramatically affect who speaks, how the group interacts, the kinds of issues the group takes up, whose voices prevail, and what the group ultimately decides. It argues that efforts to improve the representation of women will fall short unless they address institutional rules that impede women's voices.Using groundbreaking experimental research supplemented with analysis of school boards, Christopher Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg demonstrate how the effects of rules depend on women's numbers, so that small numbers are not fatal with a consensus process, but consensus is not always beneficial when there are large numbers of women. Men and women enter deliberative settings facing different expectations about their influence and authority. Karpowitz and Mendelberg reveal how the wrong institutional rules can exacerbate women's deficit of authority while the right rules can close it, and, in the process, establish more cooperative norms of group behavior and more generous policies for the disadvantaged. Rules and numbers have far-reaching implications for the representation of women and their interests.Bringing clarity and insight to one of today's most contentious debates, The Silent Sex provides important new findings on ways to bring women's voices into the conversation on matters of common concern.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. The Problem
Chapter 2. The Sources of the Gender Gap in Political Participation
Chapter 3. Why Women Don't Speak
Chapter 4. The Deliberative Justice Experiment
Chapter 5. Speech as a Form of Participation: Floor Time and Perceived Influence
Chapter 6. What Makes Women the "Silent Sex" When Their Status Is Low?
Chapter 7. Does Descriptive Representation Facilitate Women's Distinctive Voice?
Chapter 8. Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction
Chapter 9. When Women Speak, Groups Listen-Sometimes: How and When Women's Voice Shapes the Group's Generosity
Chapter 10. Gender Inequality in School Boards
Conclusion
Appendixes
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Mai 2019)
Contributor:
Mendelberg, Tali, author.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400852697
OCLC:
984653306
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400852697 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.