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作者 Mattingly, Doreen J., 1962- author
書名 A feminist in the White House : Midge Costanza, the Carter years, and America's culture wars / Doreen J. Mattingly
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
國際標準書號 9780190468606 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  E840.8.C687 M28 2016    在架上    30610020504528
 人社中心  E840.8.C687 M28 2016    在架上    30560400447642
說明 xxiii, 285 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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附註 "A feminist, an outspoken activist, a woman without a college education, Midge Costanza was one of the unlikeliest of White House insiders. Yet in 1977 she became the first female Assistant to the President for Public Liaison under Jimmy Carter, emerging as a prominent focal point of the American culture wars. Tasked with bringing the views of special interest groups to the president, Costanza championed progressive causes even as Americans grew increasingly divided on the very issues for which she fought. In A Feminist in the White House, Doreen Mattingly draws on Costanza's personal papers to shed light on the life of this fascinating and controversial woman. Mattingly chronicles Costanza's dramatic rise and fall as a public figure, from her initial popularity to her ultimate clashes with Carter and his aides. While Costanza challenged Carter to support abortion rights, gay and lesbian rights, and feminist policies, Carter faced increased pressure to appease the interests of emerging Religious Right, which directly opposed Costanza's ideals. Ultimately, marginalized both within the White House and by her fellow feminists, Costanza was pressured to resign in 1978. Through the lens of Constanza's story, readers catch a unique perspective of the rise of debates which have defined the feminist movement and sexual politics to this very day. Mattingly also reveals a wider, but heretofore neglected, narrative of the complex era of gender politics in the late 1970's Washington--a history which continues to resonate in politics today. A Feminist in the White House is a must-read for anyone with an interest in sexual politics, female politicians, and presidential history"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-276) and index
Introduction -- Making It in a Man's World -- Vice Mayor of Rochester -- Sex, Power and the Campaign to Elect Jimmy Carter -- Window to the Nation : Midge Costanza Opens Up the White House -- Abortion, Controversy, and the Limits of Loyalty -- International Women's Year and the Battle to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment -- "It Isn't Enough" : Fighting for Feminist Policy -- The Decline and Fall of Midge Costanza -- It Never Rains in California
主題 Costanza, Midge, 1932-2010
Political consultants -- United States -- Biography
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- -- Friends and associates
Feminists -- United States -- Biography
Sex role -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Women -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Culture conflict -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Politics and government -- 1977-1981
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Executive Branch. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Leadership. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship. bisacsh
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