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The Resource Tea party women : mama grizzlies, grassroots leaders, and the changing face of the American right, Melissa Deckman

Tea party women : mama grizzlies, grassroots leaders, and the changing face of the American right, Melissa Deckman

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Tea party women : mama grizzlies, grassroots leaders, and the changing face of the American right
Title
Tea party women
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mama grizzlies, grassroots leaders, and the changing face of the American right
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Melissa Deckman
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Language
eng
Summary
"Notable for its radical conservative views, the Tea Party is progressive in one way that much of mainstream US politics is not: it has among its most vocal members not spokesmen but spokeswomen. Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Governor Nikki Haley, US Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and many others are all prominent figureheads for the fiery and prominent political movement. Many major Tea Party organizations, such as the Tea Party Patriots, are led by women and women have been instrumental in founding new right wing organizations for women, such as Smart Girl Politics, with ties to the movement. In Tea Party Women, Melissa Deckman explores the role of women in creating and leading the movement and the greater significance of women's involvement in the Tea Party for our understanding of female political leadership and the future of women in the American Right. Through national-level public opinion data, observation at Tea Party rallies, and interviews with female Tea Party leaders, Deckman demonstrates that many Tea Party women find the grassroots, decentralized nature of the movement to be more inclusive for them than mainstream Republican politics. She lays out the ways in which these women gain traction by recasting conservative political issues such as the deficit and gun control as issues affecting families, and how they rely on traditional gender roles as mothers and homemakers to underscore their particular expertise in understanding these issues. Furthermore, she examines how many Tea Party women claim to write off traditional feminist issues like reproductive rights and gender discrimination as distracting from the real issues affecting women, such as economic policies, and how some even reclaim the mantel of 'feminism' as signifying freedom and independence from government overreach-tactics that have over time been adopted by mainstream Republicans. Whether the Tea Party terrifies or fascinates you, Tea Party Women provides a behind-the-scenes look at the women behind an enduring and influential faction in American politics." -- Provided by publisher
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1971-
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Deckman, Melissa M.
Dewey number
320.52082/0973
Illustrations
charts
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2391.T43
LC item number
D43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Tea Party movement
  • Women
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • United States
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Tea party women : mama grizzlies, grassroots leaders, and the changing face of the American right, Melissa Deckman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-326) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Mama Grizzlies Rising Up -- Top Conservatives and Grassroots Leaders: The Women behind the Tea Party -- A New Civic Motherhood? The Evolution of Conservative Women's Political Rhetoric -- The Sexist Safety Net: Free Enterprise as Feminist Principle -- Freedom Feminism: Individualism, Conservatism, and Gender Roles -- Guns are the Great Equalizer: Mama Grizzlies and the Right to Bear Arms -- Conclusion: Tea Party Women and the Future of American Politics
Control code
ocn926743495
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 343 pages ;
Isbn
9781479866427
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015047788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026175214
Other physical details
charts
System control number
(OCoLC)926743495
Label
Tea party women : mama grizzlies, grassroots leaders, and the changing face of the American right, Melissa Deckman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Mama Grizzlies Rising Up -- Top Conservatives and Grassroots Leaders: The Women behind the Tea Party -- A New Civic Motherhood? The Evolution of Conservative Women's Political Rhetoric -- The Sexist Safety Net: Free Enterprise as Feminist Principle -- Freedom Feminism: Individualism, Conservatism, and Gender Roles -- Guns are the Great Equalizer: Mama Grizzlies and the Right to Bear Arms -- Conclusion: Tea Party Women and the Future of American Politics
Control code
ocn926743495
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 343 pages ;
Isbn
9781479866427
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015047788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026175214
Other physical details
charts
System control number
(OCoLC)926743495

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