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From Tightrope to Gendered Trope: A comparative study of the print mediation of women Prime Ministers

Williams, Blair


Women politicians have historically experienced and continue to experience gendered and misogynistic coverage in the mainstream print media. This is visible above all in an undue media focus on their gender, appearance and personal lives that serves to delegitimise and trivialise their political careers. This dissertation aims to interrogate the origins and implications of such coverage for women prime ministers in Westminster-style democracies, and to demonstrate the central role that the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5e394187926b7


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