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Gender, Politics, News: A Game of Three Sides

ISBN: 978-1-118-56162-1
240 pages
December 2016, Wiley-Blackwell
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Gender, Politics, News: A Game of Three Sides explores the role of gender in the broader processes of political communication
  • The only contemporary book focusing on the relationships between gender, politics, and news media which takes a global perspective 
  • An analysis of political journalism as a practice and the development of the field in terms of gendered workplace cultures
  • Offers a solid framework for understanding women’s political representation, including real world case studies of women’s campaigns for the top political job across a range of different geographies and contexts
  • Coverage of hot-button issues, such as political scandal and the role of new and social media in politics and elections, makes this a highly relevant and current work with resonances for a wide audience
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Introduction 1

2 Women and Politics: Then and Now 11

3 Women in the Boyzone 31

4 Women, Politics, and Campaign Coverage: More (or Less) Bad News 55

5 Girls on Top? Winning and Losing the Political Crown 81

6 Behind Every Great Man (or Occasionally Woman): The Political Spouse 117

7 Scandalicious: The Politics of Scandal and the Scandal of Politics 147

8 Conclusions 179

Select Bibliography 191

Index 223

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Author Information

Karen Ross is Professor of Gender and Media in the School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University, UK. Her teaching and research are focused on issues of gender, media and society including aspects of social media, public and political communication, and the wider diversity and inclusion agenda. She is the UK and European Coordinator of the Global Media Monitoring Project. She is the author and editor of a number of books, most recently Gender Equality and the Media: A Challenge for Europe (with Claudia Padovani, 2016); A Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media (Wiley Blackwell, 2012); and Gendered Media: Women, Men and Identity Politics (2009).

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