The Political Consequences of Being a Woman

How Stereotypes Influence the Conduct and Consequences of Political Campaigns

Kim Fridkin Kahn

Columbia University Press

The Political Consequences of Being a Woman

Pub Date: August 1996

ISBN: 9780231103039

224 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $35.00£30.00

The Political Consequences of Being a Woman

How Stereotypes Influence the Conduct and Consequences of Political Campaigns

Kim Fridkin Kahn

Columbia University Press

Examines the impact of sex role stereotyping on the electability of women candidates, and as a central factor in the conduct and consequences of statewide campaigns.
1. Introduction
2. Stereotypes in Statewide Campaigns
3. Gender Differences in Campaign Appeals for the U.S. Senate
4. Differences in Campaign Coverage: An Examination of U.S. Senate Races
5. The Impact of Coverage Differences and Sex Stereotypes
6. Differences in Campaign Appeals for Governor
7. Press Coverage of Male and Female Candidates for Governor
8. New Coverage and Gender in Gubernatorial Campaigns: An Experimental Study of the Female Candidate's "Potential" Advantage
9. The Electoral Consequences of Stereotypes
10. Conclusions and Implications