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Feminists in Politics : A Panel Analysis of the First National Women's Conference.

By: Rossi, Alice S.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Saint Louis : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2016Copyright date: ©1982Description: 1 online resource (440 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781483265520.Subject(s): Feminism -- United States -- Congresses -- Evaluation | National Women's Conference -- (1st : -- 1977 : -- Houston, Tex.) -- Evaluation | Women -- Political activity -- United States -- Congresses -- EvaluationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Feminists in Politics : A Panel Analysis of the First National Women's ConferenceDDC classification: 320/.088/042 Online resources: Click here to view book
Contents:
Front Cover -- Feminists in Politics: A Panel Analysis of the First National Women's Conference -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Dedication -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1. The National Conference in Historical Perspective -- Introduction -- Long-Term Historical Context -- The Third Wave of Feminism: 1961-1981 -- The National IWY Commission and the National Women's Conference -- Research on the National Women's Conference -- Dual Roles as Researcher and IWY Commissioner -- Organization of the Book -- Chapter 2. Whom Did We Miss? Response Pattern Analysis -- Introduction -- The Population: Target and Attainment -- Data and Coding of Bioforms -- Response Analysis: Elected Delegates and Alternates -- Response Analysis: Ford and Carter Commissioners -- Response Analysis: Secretariat Staff -- Summary -- Chapter 3. Design and Measurement -- Introduction -- Major Components of the Research Design -- Predictor Variables -- Demographic and Status Variables -- Overall Design -- Profile of the Sample -- Political Experience -- Feminist Beliefs -- Measuring the Houston Experience -- Political Plans -- Chapter 4. Conference Organization and Political Behavior -- Introduction -- Organizational Categories at the Conference -- Socioeconomic Characteristics -- Political Characteristics -- Organizational Membership -- Political Activity -- Role in Houston -- Expected versus Actual Leadership Role -- Network Formation -- Conclusion -- Chapter 5. The State Delegation: Formation and Impact -- Introduction -- Links between State Coordinating Committees and State Delegations -- Organizational Membership and Delegate Role Expectations -- Structural Characteristics of Delegations -- Actual Roles Played in Houston -- Development of Personal Familiarity with Home-State Delegates -- Network Formation in Houston.
Conclusion -- Chapter 6. The Structures of Affect and Belief -- Introduction -- Belief Structure -- Determinants of Belief Structure -- Affect Structure -- Determinants of Affect Structure -- Belief and Affect Consistency -- Consensus and Constraint: NOW versus the League of Women Voters -- Consensus and Constraint: Pro-Plan versus Anti-Plan Activists -- Conclusion -- Chapter 7. Paths to Political Competence and Action -- Introduction -- The Analysis Model -- Leadership at the Conference -- Political Competence -- Holding Office -- Mainstream versus Movement Political Activity -- Organizational Membership -- Family Connections and Political Activity -- Paths to Political Activism: An Overview -- Chapter 8. Looking Ahead: Political Aspirations and Action -- Introduction -- Aspiration Measurement -- Aspiration Typology -- Determinants of Political Aspirations -- Impact of the Conference on Political Aspirations -- Commitment to Implementation of Conference Resolutions -- Conclusion -- Chapter 9. Summary of Findings and Their Political Implications -- Introduction -- Unique Features of the Study -- Major Findings -- APPENDIX A: The Houston National Women's Conference Study -- October Survey (1977) -- February Survey (1978) -- APPENDIX B: Alphabetical List of Indices, Operational Definitions, and Location in Surveys -- APPENDIX C: Resolutions Endorsed by National Women's Conference -- 1. Arts and Humanities -- 2. Battered Women -- 3. Business -- 4. Child Abuse -- 5. Child Care -- 6. Credit -- 7. Disabled Women -- 8. Education -- 9. Elective and Appointive Office -- 10. Employment -- 11. Equal Rights Amendment -- 12. Health -- 13. Homemakers -- 14. Insurance -- 15. International Affairs -- 16. Media -- 17. Minority Women -- 18. Offenders -- 19. Older Women -- 20. Rape -- 21. Reproductive Freedom -- 22. Rural Women -- 23. Sexual Preference.
24. Statistics -- 25. Women, Welfare, and Poverty -- References.
Summary: Feminists in Politics: A Panel Analysis of the First National Women's Conference provides a systematic study of the impact of the National Women's Conference held in Houston, Texas, in November 1977, on the participants. It traces the past political activities of the conference participants; what they actually did during the conference; the impact of the conference on their commitment to political action in the future; and their aspirations for holding elected office in American politics or in organizations associated with the feminist movement. The volume begins by placing the IWY Commission and the study of the conference in the context of feminist history-both the long-term history that reaches back to Seneca Falls in 1848 and the short-term history of more recent post-1965 political developments. Subsequent chapters deal with design, variable measurement, and response pattern analysis; political organization and group formation; the differences between Pro-Plan and Anti-Plan activists at the conference; and the past political development of the delegates and their political aspirations. This impact analysis will be of interest to political scientists and sociologists, as well as to political activists concerned with the efficacy of alternative action strategies.
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Front Cover -- Feminists in Politics: A Panel Analysis of the First National Women's Conference -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Dedication -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1. The National Conference in Historical Perspective -- Introduction -- Long-Term Historical Context -- The Third Wave of Feminism: 1961-1981 -- The National IWY Commission and the National Women's Conference -- Research on the National Women's Conference -- Dual Roles as Researcher and IWY Commissioner -- Organization of the Book -- Chapter 2. Whom Did We Miss? Response Pattern Analysis -- Introduction -- The Population: Target and Attainment -- Data and Coding of Bioforms -- Response Analysis: Elected Delegates and Alternates -- Response Analysis: Ford and Carter Commissioners -- Response Analysis: Secretariat Staff -- Summary -- Chapter 3. Design and Measurement -- Introduction -- Major Components of the Research Design -- Predictor Variables -- Demographic and Status Variables -- Overall Design -- Profile of the Sample -- Political Experience -- Feminist Beliefs -- Measuring the Houston Experience -- Political Plans -- Chapter 4. Conference Organization and Political Behavior -- Introduction -- Organizational Categories at the Conference -- Socioeconomic Characteristics -- Political Characteristics -- Organizational Membership -- Political Activity -- Role in Houston -- Expected versus Actual Leadership Role -- Network Formation -- Conclusion -- Chapter 5. The State Delegation: Formation and Impact -- Introduction -- Links between State Coordinating Committees and State Delegations -- Organizational Membership and Delegate Role Expectations -- Structural Characteristics of Delegations -- Actual Roles Played in Houston -- Development of Personal Familiarity with Home-State Delegates -- Network Formation in Houston.

Conclusion -- Chapter 6. The Structures of Affect and Belief -- Introduction -- Belief Structure -- Determinants of Belief Structure -- Affect Structure -- Determinants of Affect Structure -- Belief and Affect Consistency -- Consensus and Constraint: NOW versus the League of Women Voters -- Consensus and Constraint: Pro-Plan versus Anti-Plan Activists -- Conclusion -- Chapter 7. Paths to Political Competence and Action -- Introduction -- The Analysis Model -- Leadership at the Conference -- Political Competence -- Holding Office -- Mainstream versus Movement Political Activity -- Organizational Membership -- Family Connections and Political Activity -- Paths to Political Activism: An Overview -- Chapter 8. Looking Ahead: Political Aspirations and Action -- Introduction -- Aspiration Measurement -- Aspiration Typology -- Determinants of Political Aspirations -- Impact of the Conference on Political Aspirations -- Commitment to Implementation of Conference Resolutions -- Conclusion -- Chapter 9. Summary of Findings and Their Political Implications -- Introduction -- Unique Features of the Study -- Major Findings -- APPENDIX A: The Houston National Women's Conference Study -- October Survey (1977) -- February Survey (1978) -- APPENDIX B: Alphabetical List of Indices, Operational Definitions, and Location in Surveys -- APPENDIX C: Resolutions Endorsed by National Women's Conference -- 1. Arts and Humanities -- 2. Battered Women -- 3. Business -- 4. Child Abuse -- 5. Child Care -- 6. Credit -- 7. Disabled Women -- 8. Education -- 9. Elective and Appointive Office -- 10. Employment -- 11. Equal Rights Amendment -- 12. Health -- 13. Homemakers -- 14. Insurance -- 15. International Affairs -- 16. Media -- 17. Minority Women -- 18. Offenders -- 19. Older Women -- 20. Rape -- 21. Reproductive Freedom -- 22. Rural Women -- 23. Sexual Preference.

24. Statistics -- 25. Women, Welfare, and Poverty -- References.

Feminists in Politics: A Panel Analysis of the First National Women's Conference provides a systematic study of the impact of the National Women's Conference held in Houston, Texas, in November 1977, on the participants. It traces the past political activities of the conference participants; what they actually did during the conference; the impact of the conference on their commitment to political action in the future; and their aspirations for holding elected office in American politics or in organizations associated with the feminist movement. The volume begins by placing the IWY Commission and the study of the conference in the context of feminist history-both the long-term history that reaches back to Seneca Falls in 1848 and the short-term history of more recent post-1965 political developments. Subsequent chapters deal with design, variable measurement, and response pattern analysis; political organization and group formation; the differences between Pro-Plan and Anti-Plan activists at the conference; and the past political development of the delegates and their political aspirations. This impact analysis will be of interest to political scientists and sociologists, as well as to political activists concerned with the efficacy of alternative action strategies.

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