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Gendered news : media coverage and electoral politics in Canada

Author: Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the last fifty years, many of the institutional and societal barriers keeping Canadian women from public office have disappeared. Yet today, women hold only a quarter of the seats in the House of Commons - a proportion that rose by just seven percentage points between 1993 and 2011. In this illuminating study, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant examines a significant obstacle still facing women in political life: gendered  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Goodyear-Grant, Elizabeth, 1976-
Gendered news.
(CaOONL)20139029362
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant
ISBN: 9780774826235 0774826231 9780774826242 077482624X
OCLC Number: 851897224
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (PhD)--McGill University, 2007.
Awards: Winner of Pierre Savard Award, International Council for Canadian Studies 2016 (Canada)
Short-listed for Donald Smiley Prize, Canadian Political Science Association 2014 (Canada)
Description: xii, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: List of tables and figures --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Visibility in the news --
Quality of news coverage --
Who is responsible? : explaining gendered news --
Backlash or boost? : the effects of attack-style news --
Media effects on politicians' experiences of their political careers --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1 : issue coding --
Appendix 2 : Coding for CES and media reception study --
Notes --
Works cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant.

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An examination of the gender differences in media coverage of politicians in Canada, and the barriers this poses to gender equality in political representation.  Read more...

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"Gendered News" is the first book on gender, media, and politics in Canada, and it adds hugely to scholarly debate about the role played by the mass media in political life. It examines gendered Read more...

 
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