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Women politicians under construction: Russian journalists and editors about gendered representations of politicians and their production
Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES). Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
2012 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

One of the few well-known Russian women politicians Irina Khakamada wrote in her book “Sex in big politics”: “[As awoman] you are welcome to be sniper, tamer, war reporter. You are, however, not welcome to politics, because politics ispower”. The way women politicians are perceived in political circles, as well as in public in general, to a high degreedepends on politicians’ media representations. It makes intersection of gender, media, and politics, and its dimensionalcomplex of powers, an especially important arena to study. With few women in the political sphere and highly feminizedjournalistic profession, Russia constitutes an interesting case, especially taking into account the Soviet interpretation ofgender equality achievement and the Post-Soviet backlash. Journalists and editors of the Russian quality press will beinterviewed in an attempt to answer the question why, when and by what means women politicians are gender framed in themedia discourse.

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2012. 115-115 p.
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Communication Studies
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies; Critical and Cultural Theory
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18205OAI: diva2:601606
Available from: 2013-01-29 Created: 2013-01-29 Last updated: 2013-02-08Bibliographically approved

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