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    It's a Man's World: A Qualitative Study of the (Non) Mediation of Women and Politics on Prime Time During the 2011 General Election


    O'Brien, Anne (2014) It's a Man's World: A Qualitative Study of the (Non) Mediation of Women and Politics on Prime Time During the 2011 General Election. Irish Political Studies, 29 (4). pp. 505-521. ISSN 0790-7184

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    Abstract

    The manner in which women appear, or disappear, within the Irish politics–media intersection is a question central to understanding the nature of contemporary politics for Irish women. This article explores the manner in which the 2011 General Election coverage broadcast on RTE´ ’s flagship current affairs series Prime Time was gendered. The representation of Irish women’s engagement in politics was constituted through four dominant frames. Firstly, women are marginalised by being ‘framed out’ of the political picture, secondly, they are framed through a visual gendering of politicians which presents women in a limited manner, thirdly, the source-frame is not applied equally to men and women on Prime Time and finally, women are framed as participants only in a limited set of topics for discussion.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Man's World; Mediation of Women; Women in Politics; Prime Time; 2011 General Election; General Election;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > Media Studies
    Item ID: 11851
    Depositing User: Anne O'Brien
    Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 17:26
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Political Studies
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
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