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Gender and politics

Wahl-Jorgensen, Karin ORCID: and Ye, Weihua 2015. Gender and politics. The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication 10.1002/9781118541555.wbiepc144

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The relationship between gender and politics has unfolded in the context of male domination. Questions of representation and its consequences for political gender equality have always been central to understanding this relationship, as women politicians have consistently been under-represented and subjected to essentialist constructions of feminity. But a shift towards more complex representations is making gender less salient than before, as female politicians are entering legislatures around the world in larger numbers.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Publisher: Wiley / Blackwell
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 18:26

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