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Sisters in the StatehouseBlack Women and Legislative Decision Making$
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Nadia E. Brown

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199352432

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352432.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
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Sisters in the Statehouse
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Nadia E. Brown

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352432.003.0001

The introduction situates representational identity theory and my conceptualization of a Black political identity in preparation for theorizing Black women’s political behavior. It proposes that African American women legislators’ views of a Black political identity influence their legislative decision making. The representational identity theory that this chapter builds upon goes beyond taking simply race or gender identities as mere starting points to explain Black women’s legislative behavior.

Keywords:   representational identity theory, Black political identity, legislative decision making

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