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Elections Aren’t Enough

In 2012, a record number of women were elected to the Senate and House of Representatives, bringing the total to 99 women legislators – 20 in the Senate and 79 in the House. Two years later, new research shows that getting more women elected is just the first step. In order to seriously advance gender equality in political institutions and the policies they create, elected women must serve in a variety of committees and in committee leadership roles.

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Winter Meeting 2015, February 19-22; Washington, D.C.

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On Our Bookshelf

Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India: Amrita Pande’s research focuses on how reproduction meets production in surrogacy and how this reflects characteristics of India’s larger labor system.

Consuming Work: Youth Labor in America: Yasemin Besen-Cassino offers a fascinating picture of youth at work and how jobs are marketed to these students. Besen-Cassino also shows how the roots of gender and class inequality in the labor force have their beginnings in this critical labor sector.

Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas: A creative, interdisciplinary approach to narrating the stories of activist scholarship by women. The essays are based on the textual analysis of interviews, oral histories, ethnography, video storytelling, and theater.

Conceiving Masculinity: Male Infertility, Medicine, and Identity: Liberty Walther Barnes puts the world of male infertility under the microscope to examine how culturally pervasive notions of gender shape our understanding of disease, and how disease impacts our personal ideas about gender.

Misconception: Social Class and Infertility in America: Through fifty-eight in-depth interviews with women of both high and low SES, Ann V. Bell begins to break down the stereotypes of infertility and show how such depictions consequently shape women’s infertility experiences.

Gender & Society

Gender & Society features original feminist research and book reviews from diverse social science disciplines. Consistently ranked as a top journal in both Gender Studies and Sociology, the journal has almost 10,000 subscribers, with more than half of those located outside the United States. See the G&S blog here!

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