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Election studies

Election studies  

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Accounts of elections, published in journals, go back a long way. Academic monographs—once single‐authored, now almost always edited works—covering state as well as federal elections, date from the ...
epicene

epicene  

1 Having characteristics of both sexes (1) or neither sex. Compare androgynous, hermaphrodite (2).2 Of or relating to a noun that may refer to either sex (1) without changing its form, such as flight ...
freedom of speech

freedom of speech  

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Celebrated as first among civil liberties, freedom of speech (conceived broadly as the expression of verbal as well as non-verbal utterance) is both an instrumental and intrinsic good; instrumental ...
gender

gender  

The distinction between sex and gender is attributed to the anthropologist Margaret Mead (Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies, 1935). Sex is the biological category, whereas gender is ...
herstory

herstory  

Feminist history, or history viewed from a female or feminine perspective. The word was coined by militant feminists in the US in 1970, although the standard word history is not, in fact, a compound ...
Kate Millett

Kate Millett  

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(1934–),feminist activist, whose doctoral dissertation for Columbia University (1970) was published as Sexual Politics (1970), a study of the history and nature of the exploitation of women and the ...
male norm

male norm  

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See also gender bias; markedness.1. In relation to language, the use of masculine terms to stand for gender-inclusive concepts: for example, ‘mankind’. See also political correctness.2. The ...
One Nation

One Nation  

A right‐wing party founded as the One Nation Party in 1997 by Pauline Hanson. In the 1998 general elections, it attracted 8.5 per cent of the national vote, but because of the electoral system ...
Political cartoons

Political cartoons  

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More defamatory than artistic, the first recorded cartoons in Australia were lampoons of Governor King in 1803. They have not survived, but the governor described them to Lord Hobart in ...
Second Wave feminism

Second Wave feminism  

A shorthand reference for the politically active form of feminism that emerged in the US and elsewhere in the 1960s. It was neither a unified nor a homogeneous movement, but it did of course have a ...
tokenism

tokenism  

Is the practice of placing or promoting individuals from disadvantaged groups (e.g. women, ethnic minorities, disabled people) into high-profile roles in the organization in order to give the ...

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