A Mayhead (1988), Professor of Speech Communications. B.A.
1983 Western Oregon State College; M.A. 1985, Indiana University;
Ph.D. 1988, Pennsylvania State University Women's Political
Discourse: A 21st Century Perspective, 2005, published by
Rowman and Littlefield
Political Discourse profiles women in the most highly visible
political offices today, highlighting communication strategies.
Following a fascinating overview of women's political discourse
from the early twentieth century, the book features selected
women governors, representatives, and senators of the past
several decades, from Jeannette Ranking the first woman elected
to the U.S. House of Representatives to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The authors compare women's and men's political communication
techniques and include helpful lists of the women governmental
leaders of the twentieth and the twenty-first century. Exploring
women's unique approaches to governing, Women's Political
Discourse seeks to lay out innovative approaches to leadership.
an overview of women's political discourse from the early
20th century, this work features selected women governors,
representatives, and senators of the past several decades,
from Jeannette Rankin - the first woman elected to the U.S.
House of Representatives - to Hilary Rodham Clinton.
Boundaries: The Rhetoric of Women Governors, 2000, Greenwood
the history of the US, only 16 women have served as governors.
This work is a testament to and an analysis of the rhetoric
of several of these women who have transformed the political
landscape. Focuses on five governors who collectively represent
the diverse face of the governorship, having little in common
other than gender. Their varied perspectives originate from
differences in social and economic backgrounds, time periods,
political affiliations, geographic locations, and ideologies.
Early chapters discuss the changing face of the office of
governor, and offer brief biographical sketches of each woman.
Later chapters analyze rhetoric of these governors. Annotation
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and their contributors explore the discourse women governors
use to negotiate political boundaries. The analysis, based
on the study of five governors, suggests that women bring
issues of caring, empowerment, family, and inclusively to
their office, thus re-sculpting the face of the governorship,
restructuring the political landscape, and redefining women's
roles. Explores the discourse women governors use to negotiate
a new publication by Dr. Molly Mayhead
Molly A., and Brenda DeVore Marshall. Women’s
Political Communication: A 21st Century Perspective.
New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005.
Brenda DeVore, and Molly Mayhead, eds. Navigating
Boundaries: The Rhetoric of Women Governors.
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