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In the battlefield of politics - representation of female and male politicians in Icelandic news papers

Jóhannesdóttir, Gréta Bergrún LU (2009) SIMT16 20091
Graduate School
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Abstract
This thesis is written within a master´s program in Gender studies, with media studies as a major. It offers a view of feminism, postfeminist media culture and gendered politics. In recent years and decades increasing pressure has been applied to looks and appearance in the media. The print media constantly publish images of celebrities and there is a certain preference for thin and beautiful bodies. Postfeminism that appeared in the last decades of the 20th century works as a resistance against the values of the second wave feminism in which women’s liberation was highly important. The ‘make-up paradigm’ has increased pressure on women and female politicians are no exception from that. The research focus is set on Iceland which has high... (More)
This thesis is written within a master´s program in Gender studies, with media studies as a major. It offers a view of feminism, postfeminist media culture and gendered politics. In recent years and decades increasing pressure has been applied to looks and appearance in the media. The print media constantly publish images of celebrities and there is a certain preference for thin and beautiful bodies. Postfeminism that appeared in the last decades of the 20th century works as a resistance against the values of the second wave feminism in which women’s liberation was highly important. The ‘make-up paradigm’ has increased pressure on women and female politicians are no exception from that. The research focus is set on Iceland which has high gender equality standards. Newspaper photographs from two of the biggest newspapers are analyzed, focusing on female and male politicians in today’s political sphere. (Less)
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author
Jóhannesdóttir, Gréta Bergrún LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMT16 20091
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
postfeminism, gender, politicians, media, feminism, equality
language
English
id
1398851
date added to LUP
2009-07-02 09:30:03
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2010-06-04 15:48:28
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  abstract     = {This thesis is written within a master´s program in Gender studies, with media studies as a major. It offers a view of feminism, postfeminist media culture and gendered politics. In recent years and decades increasing pressure has been applied to looks and appearance in the media. The print media constantly publish images of celebrities and there is a certain preference for thin and beautiful bodies. Postfeminism that appeared in the last decades of the 20th century works as a resistance against the values of the second wave feminism in which women’s liberation was highly important. The ‘make-up paradigm’ has increased pressure on women and female politicians are no exception from that. The research focus is set on Iceland which has high gender equality standards. Newspaper photographs from two of the biggest newspapers are analyzed, focusing on female and male politicians in today’s political sphere.},
  author       = {Jóhannesdóttir, Gréta Bergrún},
  keyword      = {postfeminism,gender,politicians,media,feminism,equality},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {In the battlefield of politics - representation of female and male politicians in Icelandic news papers},
  year         = {2009},
}