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Gender and power -images of female politicians in Colombia: A critical discourse analysis
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Colombia holds one of the most unequal sex ratios at government level in Latin America.

The research therefore attempts to examine how the minority of women who have a seat in government are being reflected and reproduced in the media based on the representation of gender. In this qualitative study, the aim is to investigate, analyze and illustrate how women in high political office in Colombia are portrayed in Colombian newspapers. The study examines how gender affects the discourse of these female politicians. In the study a critical discourse analysis is used from a feminist perspective on material from Colombian newspapers, concerning four different female Colombian top politicians. The focus of the analysis is to examine how the image of these women are being produced and reproduced in the media and if the reproduction of the discourse of these women stand out or differ significantly because of their gender. The study contributes to gain a broader understanding and overview of what the situation of women in the political world in Colombia looks like, how it is shaped by the media and the social and cultural context, and finally how this affects women in politics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender, Media, Discourse, Colombia
National Category
Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-113386OAI: diva2:784406
Available from: 2015-03-04 Created: 2015-01-29 Last updated: 2015-03-04Bibliographically approved

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