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Conference Proceedings
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Figueroa, Mark; Mortley, Natasha
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Is the hegemony of male political leadership at risk in the English-speaking Caribbean?
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10th Annual SALISES Conference: Navigating Risks and Building Resilience in Small States.
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March 25 - 27
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Barbados
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2009
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34 p.
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http:; www.cavehill.uwi.edu/salises/conferences/2009/documents/FigueroaMark-MaleLeadershipAtRisk.pdf
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Abstract
Over the last three decades, issues relating to the position of males in the English-speaking Caribbean have been highlighted in both academic and popular discourse. Errol Millerís two books on the Marginalization of the Black Male (1986) and Men at Risk (1991) represent a perspective that has been contested by other authors. One such contestation has sought to expose the complex nature of the dialectic of gender privileging to provide an explanation for many of the outcomes that Miller discusses in his work. This approach has underlined the fact that despite the many changes in gender relations and the strides that women made in the second half of the twentieth century, there still remain strong misgivings with respect to women in leadership. In light of the growing number of cases where the proverbial glass ceiling has been broken, the question is now explored as to the extent to which women are challenging the hegemony that men have traditionally had with respect to leadership in the public sphere within the English-speaking Caribbean.....
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