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- DescriptionGlobal Women Leaders: Studies in Feminist Political Rhetoric demonstrates the ways in which women have used political rhetoric and political discourse to provide leadership, or assert their right to leadership, on a global level. This collection fits into the robust research area of international political women and their use of language in gaining and maintaining political power. It casts a wider net in terms of discussing women's efforts to assert and preserve their roles of authority, particularly when their audiences may perceive their authority as illegitimate due to gender. Chapters dedicated to Elizabeth II and Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser discuss the more traditional ways in which women leaders use language to construct political power. Other chapters focus on women who serve as political activists, either individually or as part of a group, including Aasma Mahfouz of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and the women who help direct United Nations policy through their speeches in the General Assembly. Global Women Leaders will appeal to scholars of political communication and international rhetoric.
- Author BiographyMichele Lockhart is senior lecturer of business communication at the University of Texas at Dallas. Kathleen Mollick is associate professor of English and director of the writing program at Tarleton State University.
- PublisherLexington Books
- Date of Publication19/04/2016
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLexington Books
- Content Note4 tables
- Weight295 g
- Width151 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edited byKathleen Mollick,Michele Lockhart
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