Race, gender, and political representation : toward a more intersectional approach / Beth Reingold, Kerry L. Haynie, Kirsten Widner.
- New York, New York : Oxford University Press, 
- Oxford scholarship online.
Oxford scholarship online
1 online resource (248 pages) : illustrations (black and white).
- Women -- United States -- Political activity.
Political participation -- United States.
Minorities -- Political activity -- United States.
- Electronic books.
- It is well established that the race and gender of elected representatives influence the ways in which they legislate, but surprisingly little research exists on how race and gender interact to affect who is elected and how they behave once in office. This text takes up the call to think about representation in the United States as intersectional, and it measures the extent to which political representation is simultaneously gendered and raced. Drawing on original data on the presence, policy leadership, and policy impact of Black women and men, Latinas and Latinos, and White women and men in state legislative office in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, this work demonstrates what an intersectional approach to identity politics can reveal.
- Also issued in print: 2020.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
- Widner, Kirsten, author.
Haynie, Kerry Lee, author.
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