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Claytie and the lady : Ann Richards, gender, and politics in Texas / Sue Tolleson-Rinehart and Jeanie R. Stanley.

By: Tolleson-Rinehart, Sue, 1952-.
Contributor(s): Stanley, Jeanie Ricketts, 1946-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1994Edition: 1st ed.Description: viii, 180 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0292770650 (alk. paper); 9780292770652 (alk. paper); 0292770669 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780292770669 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Texas -- Politics and government -- 1951- | Richards, Ann, 1933-2006 | Williams, Clayton, 1931- | Women -- Political activity -- Texas -- History -- 20th century | Governors -- Texas -- ElectionDDC classification: 976.4/063 LOC classification: F391.2 | .T64 1994Other classification: 15.87 | 7,26
Contents:
Gender and Texas political culture in the twentieth century -- Education of a public woman -- Campaign strategies -- Unfolding of a gubernatorial campaign -- Gender roles and gender politics.
Summary: First in-depthlook at how gender affected the 1990 governor's race. The authors show how Clayton Williams appeal to the Texas cowboy myth backfired when he broke the cowboy code of chivalry to women. Autographed copy.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-170) and indexes.

ch. 1. Gender and Texas political culture in the twentieth century -- ch. 2. Education of a public woman -- ch. 3. Campaign strategies -- ch. 4. Unfolding of a gubernatorial campaign -- ch. 5. Gender roles and gender politics.

First in-depthlook at how gender affected the 1990 governor's race. The authors show how Clayton Williams appeal to the Texas cowboy myth backfired when he broke the cowboy code of chivalry to women. Autographed copy.

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Library Journal Review

The 1990 victory of Democrat Ann Richards over Republican Clayton Williams in the Texas gubernatorial race followed a campaign in which both candidates made extensive use of negative advertising; in addition, Williams made numerous gaffes that alienated many voters, especially women. Academician Tolleson-Rinehart and Stanley, director of research and legal support in the office of the Texas attorney general, examine the impact of gender on this race. The book's strength lies in the authors' discussion of the historical and cultural contexts of the contest, although their examination of the actual campaign and election is somewhat cursory. The conceptual framework, terminology, and statistical analyses presented here will limit the book's appeal to general and lay readers. For political science and gender studies collections in academic libraries.-Thomas H. Ferrell, Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Tolleson-Rinehart and Stanley offer an entertaining and engaging discussion of Texas electoral politics viewed through the framework of gender. The historical background, such as the attention devoted to "Ma" and Jim Ferguson, is filled with amusing anecdotes that also illuminate an understanding of power politics and gender in Texas. The specifics of Richards's campaign for governor against Clayton Williams make a similarly interesting story that has rich analytic possibilities. The discussion is presented in such a way as to engage undergraduates and encourage them to think about the broader implications and applications of the relationship between Texas electoral politics and gender. The discussion of the gender gap in voting in the Richards-Williams gubernatorial race, for example, offers insights into our understanding of gender and electoral politics more generally. The lack of rigorous documentation and the authors' overt support for Richards may alienate some researchers and faculty, but the volume has the potential to be an excellent teaching tool for undergraduate students. Recommended.

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