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Race, Gender, and Political Representation: Toward a More Intersectional Approach

Beth Reingold, Kerry L. Haynie, and Kirsten Widner

Abstract

Who gets elected? Who do they represent? What issues do they prioritize? Does diversity in representation make a difference? Race, Gender, and Political Representation approaches these questions about the politics of identity in the United States differently. It is not about women’s representation or minority representation; it is about how race and gender interact to affect the election, behavior, and impact of all individuals—raced women and gendered minorities alike. By putting women of color at the center of the analysis and re-evaluating traditional, one-at-a-time approaches to studying t ... More

Keywords: race, gender, representation, intersectionality, identity politics, legislators, diversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197502174
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197502174.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beth Reingold, author
Associate Professor of Political Science and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University

Kerry L. Haynie, author
Associate Professor of Political Science and African & African American Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences, Duke University

Kirsten Widner, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee