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Mothers and Others

The Role of Parenthood in Politics

edited by Melanee Thomas & Amanda Bittner

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2017
Category
Canadian, General, Women in Politics, Gender Studies
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774834612
    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
    List Price
    $34.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774834582
    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
    List Price
    $95.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774834599
    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price
    $34.95

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Description

The first major comparative analysis of parenthood in politics, Mothers and Others brings together leading scholars of gender and politics to discuss the role of parental status in political life. Examining three main areas of citizen engagement within the political system – parenthood and political careers, parenthood and the media, and parenthood and political behaviour – they argue that being a parent is a gendered identity that influences how, why, and to what extent women (and men) engage with politics. This raises important questions about how career politicians, voters, and the media navigate the intersection of gender, parental status, and politics.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Melanee Thomas is an associate professor of political science at the University of Calgary. Amanda Bittner is an associate professor of political science at Memorial University. Contributors: Barbara Arnei, Rosie Campbell, Sarah Childs, Grace Deason, Susan Franceschet, Elisabeth Gidengil, Janine Giles, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Jill S. Greenlee, Rebecca J. Hannagan, Allison Harell, Shanto Iyengar, Lisa Lambert, Valérie Lapointe , Carrie A. Langner, Christopher W. Larimer, Michele Micheletti, Melissa K. Miller, Brenda O’Neil, Jennifer M. Piscopo, Ronnee Schreiber, Stuart Soroka, Dietlind Stolle, and Gwynn Thomas

Editorial Reviews

Melanee Thomas and Amanda Bittner have assembled a fascinating and important exploration of the role, understanding, and perceptions of mothers and motherhood within the realm of politics.

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