Media capital or media deficit? : representations of women in leadership roles in old and new media

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/623016
Title:
Media capital or media deficit? : representations of women in leadership roles in old and new media
Authors:
Walsh, Clare ( 0000-0002-9868-269X )
Abstract:
This paper will focus primarily on how women in leadership roles are represented in the media using a feminist critical discourse approach (FCDA). There is a tendency amongst some feminist media analysts to homogenise all media as sexist, but contradictory tendencies are evident, especially with the rise of new media platforms. On the one hand, the news value of “unexpectedness” affords women in prominent leadership roles relatively high media capital. On the other hand, even ostensibly positive coverage can help to reinforce the limited and limiting perceptions of women that circulate in the mediatised public sphere. For instance, the hybridised gendered interactional and rhetorical styles favoured by many women in public sphere roles have led to them being evaluated as inauthentic by mainstream media institutions. This paper will investigate these contradictory tendencies through a focus on case study evidence of dominant media constructions of British, Irish, and US female political leaders. The paper will conclude by considering briefly the use of Twitter, blogs, and other new media platforms by high profile women in politics in order to bypass the persistent interpretative control exercised by some mainstream media institutions. Introduction
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Walsh C (2015) 'Media capital or media deficit? : representations of women in leadership roles in old and new media', Feminist Media Studies, 15 (6), pp.1025-1034.
Publisher:
Routledge Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Feminist Media Studies
Issue Date:
5-Nov-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/623016
DOI:
10.1080/14680777.2015.1087415
Additional Links:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14680777.2015.1087415
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1468-0777
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dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Clareen
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-20T13:25:08Z-
dc.date.available2018-11-20T13:25:08Z-
dc.date.issued2015-11-05-
dc.identifier.citationWalsh C (2015) 'Media capital or media deficit? : representations of women in leadership roles in old and new media', Feminist Media Studies, 15 (6), pp.1025-1034.en
dc.identifier.issn1468-0777-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14680777.2015.1087415-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/623016-
dc.description.abstractThis paper will focus primarily on how women in leadership roles are represented in the media using a feminist critical discourse approach (FCDA). There is a tendency amongst some feminist media analysts to homogenise all media as sexist, but contradictory tendencies are evident, especially with the rise of new media platforms. On the one hand, the news value of “unexpectedness” affords women in prominent leadership roles relatively high media capital. On the other hand, even ostensibly positive coverage can help to reinforce the limited and limiting perceptions of women that circulate in the mediatised public sphere. For instance, the hybridised gendered interactional and rhetorical styles favoured by many women in public sphere roles have led to them being evaluated as inauthentic by mainstream media institutions. This paper will investigate these contradictory tendencies through a focus on case study evidence of dominant media constructions of British, Irish, and US female political leaders. The paper will conclude by considering briefly the use of Twitter, blogs, and other new media platforms by high profile women in politics in order to bypass the persistent interpretative control exercised by some mainstream media institutions. Introductionen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledge Taylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14680777.2015.1087415en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectwomenen
dc.subjectsocial mediaen
dc.subjectleadershipen
dc.subjectgenderen
dc.subjectmediaen
dc.subjectrepresentationen
dc.subjectP300 Media studiesen
dc.titleMedia capital or media deficit? : representations of women in leadership roles in old and new mediaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalFeminist Media Studiesen
dc.date.updated2018-11-20T13:22:42Z-
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