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Women on Power
Leadership Redefined
Sue J.M. Freeman, ed.; Susan C. Bourque, ed.; Christine M. Shelton, ed.; Jill Ker Conway, fwd.

Northeastern University Press
2001 • 304 pp. 6 x 9"
Women's Studies

$29.95 Paperback, 978-1-55553-478-3
$50.00 Hardcover, 978-1-55553-479-0

(Cloth edition is un-jacketed.
Cover illustration is for paperback edition only)

Experts in a variety of disciplines explore women's new roles in sport, politics, corporate America, and the professions, identifying arenas of success as well as persistent limits and barriers to women's leadership.

Women have made enormous strides into the professional workplace over the last two decades, yet few have assumed leadership roles in the higher ranks of predominately male occupations: business, politics, the professions, and sport. This pioneering collection by experts in a variety of disciplines combines theoretical discussions with historical and contemporary case studies to offer a fresh vista on how gender has influenced and redefined today's notions of leadership and power.

The provocative essays cover a broad range of topics, including the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, global perspectives on women's environmental activism, mothering as a catalyst to social activism, and women in the enclaves of veterinary medicine and sports.

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Sue J.M. Freeman is a Psychologist and Professor of Education and Child Study at Smith College. Susan C. Bourque is Esther Booth Wiley Professor of Government at Smith College. Christine M. Shelton is Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Studies and co-director of the Project on Women and Social Change at Smith College. Jill Ker Conway is President Emerita of Smith College and a visiting scholar in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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