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Between Two Democratic Ideals: Gendering in the Russian Culture of Political Journalism
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
2014 (English)In: Women in Politics and Media: Perspectives from Nations in Transition / [ed] Maria Raicheva-Stover & Elza Ibroscheva, New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014, 115-130 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter focuses on the attitudes of Russian journalists toward media representations of women politicians. It seeks to answer the following questions: How does the culture of political journalism influence gendering of women politicians? And what makes the Russian culture of political journalism unique when it comes to the coverage women politicians get? The chapter addresses the journalists’ interpretations of the low number of women politicians in media content, and turns to the journalists’ reasoning behind gender spotlighting and stereotyping. Highlighting the contradictions between the ideas, practices, and ideals present in the culture of the ‘quality’ political journalism in Russia, the chapter discusses how journalists envision the future of media representations of women politicians and how this relates to the problem of gender inequality in the political realm.

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New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. 115-130 p.
Keyword [en]
gendering, journalism culture, political journalism, ‘quality’ press, Russia, women politicians
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Media Studies Gender Studies
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies; Critical and Cultural Theory
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24976ISBN: 978-1-6289-2087-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-24976DiVA: diva2:753022
Available from: 2014-10-06 Created: 2014-10-06 Last updated: 2016-11-24Bibliographically approved

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