Introduction P1: GCE Sex Roles [sers] PP694-456452-01 November 28, 2002 16:34 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 47, Nos. 7/8, October 2002 ( 2002) MaryAnne Borrelli This Introduction must begin with a word of gender and politics are intertwined. More specifically, thanks to Joan Chrisler, who has encouraged the de- the authors examine the construction and content of velopment of this special issue in every way possible. gender, the political character and expression of gen- Holding to her belief that “the feminism is in the re- der consciousness, and the expectations and obliga- search, not the method,” she initially conceived of this tions that manifest its power. These topics are investi- issue as a way of drawing more political scientists into gated using very different theoretical frameworks and the Sex Roles network. At the same time, she hoped research methods, applied to a diverse set of world- that it would further familiarize current readers with views and behaviors, in a variety of settings. Although some of the debates that characterize political scien- some generalization about gender is obviously possi- tists’ study of gender. When she invited me to serve as ble, the authors reject an Sex Roles Springer Journals


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