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Gender, Politics, News: A Game of Three Sides

Karen Ross

ISBN: 978-1-118-56159-1 January 2017 Wiley-Blackwell 240 Pages



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

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