Mothers and Others: The Role of Parenthood in Politics (Paperback)

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By Melanee Thomas (Editor)
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The first major comparative analysis of parenthood in politics, Mothers and Others brings together leading scholars of gender and politics to discuss the role of parental status in political life. Examining three main areas of citizen engagement within the political system – parenthood and political careers, parenthood and the media, and parenthood and political behaviour – they argue that being a parent is a gendered identity that influences how, why, and to what extent women (and men) engage with politics. This raises important questions about how career politicians, voters, and the media navigate the intersection of gender, parental status, and politics.

About the Author


Melanee Thomas is associate professor of political science at the University of Calgary. Amanda Bittner is associate professor of political science at Memorial University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780774834599
ISBN-10: 0774834595
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2018
Pages: 372
Language: English