Discourse, Politics and Women as Global Leaders

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ISBN 9789027206541 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027267979 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Discourse, Politics and Women as Global Leaders focuses on the discourse practices of women in global political leadership. It provides a series of discursive studies of women in positions of political leadership. ‘Political leadership’ is defined as achieving a senior position within a political organization and will often indicate a senior role in government or opposition. The volume draws on a diverse collection of studies from across the globe, reflecting a variety of cultures and distinct polities. The primary aim is to consider in what way(s) discursive practice underpins, reflects, or is appropriated in terms of women’s political success and achievements within politics. The chapters employ differing theoretical approaches all bound by the discursive insights they provide, and in terms of their contribution to understanding the role of language and discourse in the construction of gendered identities within political contexts.
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Table of Contents
Discourse, politics and women
John Wilson and Diana Boxer
Part I. Discursive features of leadership
Chapter 1. “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” Margaret Thatcher and the discourse of leadership
John Wilson and Anthea Irwin
Chapter 2. Breaking the glass & keeping the ceiling: Women presidents’ discursive practices in Latin America
Florencia Cortès-Conde and Diana Boxer
Chapter 3. Under fire: Pronominal use and leadership in the discourse of Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Sharon Millar
Part II. Discourse, media and power
Chapter 4. Twitter as political discourse: The case of Sarah Palin
Catherine Evans Davies
Chapter 5. Gender and political discourse in Tunisia
Raoudha Kammoun
Chapter 6. Julia Gillard: A murderous rage
Roslyn Appleby
Chapter 7. Women in politics and the media: The discursive construction of collaboration for female leadership in Cameroon
Lilian Lem Atanga and Alexandre T. Djimeli
Part III. Leadership, identity and the public
Chapter 8. “Thank you for heckling me” Hillary Rodham Clinton’s discursive management of her public persona, her political message and the “Iron my shirt!” hecklers in the 2008 presidential election campaign
Amy Sheldon
Chapter 9. Governors debating: The role of situational, discourse and transportable identities
Karen L. Adams
Chapter 10. Discourses of female leaders in postcolonial Hong Kong
Wei Feng and Doreen D. Wu
Part IV. Styling the leader
Chapter 11. Governing in the gendered structure of power: The media discourse on Angela Merkel and her power-driven leadership style
Margreth Lünenborg and Tanja Maier
Chapter 12. The ball is in the women’s court: The portrayal of Finnish women as political leaders in newspapers
Johanna Mäkelä, Pekka Isotalus and Iiris Ruoho
Chapter 13. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Media’s “Ma Ellen” or the “Iron Lady” of West Africa? Textual discourse & brand of a leader
Lennie M. Jones
Conclusion: Women as political leaders: What now?
John Wilson and Diana Boxer
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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015024918 | Marc record