Women and Leadership: History, Theories, and Case Studies

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Women and Leadership: History, Theories, and Case Studies

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Women and Leadership: History, Concepts, and Case Studies provides valuable research by experts on leadership and women’s history to help students and citizens who want a more nuanced explanation of what we know about women as leaders – and about how they have led in different fields, in different parts of the world, and in past centuries.

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  1. Marjolijn Kaiser

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    This compilation provides a diverse, timely overview of women and leadership, successfully navigating the topic without descending into essentializing claims. Like other titles in the “Berkshire Essentials” series, base articles are drawn from a SAGE-published Berkshire reference source—in this case, the Encyclopedia of Leadership (CH, Oct’04, 42-0695). However, this book is no mere recycling of encyclopedia entries. Editors Goethals and Hoyt (both, Univ. of Richmond) have updated and significantly improved content to enhance the volume’s scope, adding material through 2016 from a global perspective. Contributing authors are leading scholars in the field, including Alice Eagly and Bruce Avolio. A particularly helpful introduction provides context for the chapters that review differences between women’s and men’s leadership, for example, and examine barriers to women’s leadership and the “leadership labyrinth” (in contrast to the “glass ceiling”). Articles present women as 21st-century leaders and explore changing family dynamics and gender stereotypes, social change issues such as reproductive and GLBTQ rights, and women’s leadership in a wide range of fields. Twenty biographical entries illustrate how the theoretical issues play out in individual lives of contemporary and historical women leaders. The work, suitable for all library collections, serves as an introductory resource to augment classroom instruction as well as support research.
    –M. F. Jones, Brevard College

    Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic levels; general readers.

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Countries with female leaders in 2016 include Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany, and Poland, and the front-running Democratic Party candidate for the US presidential nomination in 2008 and 2016 was a woman. Debates about leadership styles, about whether the world would be a better place if women were in charge, and about whether women should always support women candidates are increasingly loud. This compact volume, edited by George R. Goethals and Crystal L. Hoyt of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, provides valuable research by experts on leadership theory as well as women’s history. It has been designed to help students and citizens who want a more nuanced explanation of what we know about women as leaders – and about how they have led in different fields, in different parts of the world, and in past centuries. It includes twenty-five biographies of women leaders in many domains, not only politics but education, fashion, sports, and social and environmental movements.

Women and Leadership is written by leading scholars and provides comprehensive scholarly assessments and historical, context, and biographical essays. An earlier award-winning work, the Encyclopedia of Leadership, was created by Berkshire and published by SAGE, a globally renowned academic publisher whose reference program we launched in 2004. Women and Leadership is the first in a series of Leadership Essentials from Berkshire.

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Editor

George Goethals, University of Richmond, Crystal Hoyt, University of Richmond

Volumes

1

Pages

216

ISBN

9781614720324

Edition

First

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Chinese Title

妇女与领导力

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