Women in Politics and Media: Perspectives from Nations in Transition

Women in Politics and Media: Perspectives from Nations in Transition

By: Elza Ibroscheva (editor), Maria Raicheva-Stover (editor)Hardback

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Although women constitute half of the world's population, their participation in the political sphere remains problematic. While existing research on women politicians from the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada sheds light on the challenges and opportunities they face, we still have a very limited understanding of women's political participation in emerging democracies. Women in Politics and Media: Perspectives From Nations in Transition is the first collection to de-Westernize the scholarship on women, politics and media by: 1) highlighting the latest research on countries and regions that have not been 'the usual suspects'; 2) featuring a diverse group of scholars, many of non-Western origin; 3) giving voice through personal interviews to politically active women, thus providing the reader with a rare insight into women's agency in the political structures of emerging democracies. Each chapter examines the complex women, politics and media dynamic in a particular nation-state, taking into consideration the specific political, historic and social context. With 23 case studies and interviews from Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Russia and the former Soviet republics, this volume will be of interest to students, media scholars and policy makers from developed and emerging democracies.

About Author

Maria Raicheva-Stover is Professor of Mass Media at Washburn University, USA. Her research focuses on the study of media systems in Eastern Europe, various aspects of the gender problematic, and, most recently, the social impact of new communication technologies. Elza Ibroscheva is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mass Communications, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA. Originally from Bulgaria, her research interests focus on media developments in Eastern Europe, include media stereotypes, international and political communication, gender representations and media and nationalism.


Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors 1. Introduction Part One: Framing the message: mediated representations and journalistic practices 2. The Portrayal of Women Politicians in Israeli Popular Women's Magazines, Einat Lachover, Sapir Academic College, Israel 3. Ambiga Sreenevasan and Malaysian Counter-Publics Mary Griffiths and Sara Chinnasamy, University of Adelaide, Australia 4. The Girls of Parliament: A Historical Analysis of the Press Coverage of Female Politicians in Bulgaria Elza Ibroscheva and Maria Raicheva-Stover 5. Zambian Women MPs: An Examination of Coverage by The Post and Zambia Daily Mail Twange Kasoma, Radford University, USA 6. Media Visibility of Tunisian Women Politicians in Traditional and New Media: Obstacles to Visibility and Media Coverage Strategies Maryam Ben Salem and Atidel Majbri, Center of Arab Women for Training and Research, Tunisia 7. Understanding the Gender Dynamics of Current-affairs-based Shows in Pakistani Television Industry Munira Cheema, University of Sussex, UK 8. Between Two Democratic Ideals: Gendering in the Russian Culture of Political Lournalism Liudmila Voronova, Soedertoern University, Sweden 9. Becoming Less Gendered: A Comparison of (Inter)National Press Coverage of First Female Government Heads Who Win Again at the Polls Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno, Loyola University Maryland, USA, and Ingrid Bachmann, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile Part Two: Managing the message: self-representations 10. `Cameroon's Female Obama': Deconstructing the Kah Walla Phenomenon in the Context of the 2011 Presidential Elections in Cameroon Teke Ngomba, Public Spheres and Comparative Media Systems Analysis, Cameroon 11. The Mother of Brazil: Gender Roles, Campaign Strategy, and the Election of Brazil's First Female President Pedro G. dos Santos, Luther College, USA and Farida Jalalzai, University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA 12. The Visual Framing of Romanian Women Politicians in Personal Campaign Blogs during the 2012 Romanian Parliamentary Elections Camelia Cmeciu, Danubius University of Gala?i, Romania, and Monica Patru?, Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, Romania 13. Gender, Politics and the Albanian Media: A Women Parliamentarians' Account Sonila Danaj, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, and Jonila Godole, University of Tirana, Albania Part Three: Navigating the cultural space: race, class and beauty 14. Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile: A Moving Portrait Claudia Bucciferro, Gonzaga University, USA 15. Virgin Venuses: Beauty and Purity for `Public' Women in Venezuela Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols, Drury University, USA 16. Ultra-Feminine Women of Power: Beauty and the State in Argentina Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols, Drury University, USA 17. Yulia Tymoshenko's Two Bodies Tatiana Zhurzhenko, Institute for Human Sciences, Austria Concluding remarks Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781628920871
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781628920871
  • weight: 652
  • ISBN10: 1628920874

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