Women of the 2016 Election: Voices, Views, and Values (Communicating Gender) (Hardcover)
Women of the 2016 Election is an examination of women who played prominent roles in the 2016 US presidential election. The collection focuses on women from different parties, races, religions, and immigrant statuses who fulfill roles as candidates, staffers, first families, journalists, and grassroots organizers. The contributors to this collection give a unique view into women's influences on an unprecedented election. They examine the roles of feminism, morality, motherhood, expectations of voters, the press, masculinity, femininity, race, class, and agency in this interdisciplinary work, which spans the fields of political science, feminist theory, communication, and women's and gender studies. This is the election that gave rise to the Trump presidency and the #MeToo movement, and the women considered here have left trails and revealed how far there is yet to go for women achieving power in the highest echelons of American politics, media, and society.
Jennifer Schenk Sacco is associate professor of political science and director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Quinnipiac University.