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Gender Equality and the Media

A Challenge for Europe

Edited by Karen Ross, Claudia Padovani

© 2017 – Routledge

272 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

This edited collection draws on and expands the findings from a pan-European research project undertaken during 2012-13 which was funded by the European Institute for Gender Equality and aimed to explore three key issues in relation to gender and media: women’s inclusion in decision-making positions within media industries; how women are represented in the media; and what policies and mechanisms are in place to support women’s career development and promote gender equality. The research looked at 99 major media organisations across the EU including public and private sector broadcasters (TV and radio) as well as a number of major newspaper groups. Researchers also monitored TV programmes (factual only but including entertainment genres) across one week and coded 1200 hours of TV. In addition to elaborating the results from 16 of the participating nations, the collection includes a set of context-setting essays and a summarizing conclusion as well as a reflection on the purpose and utility of gender indicators. It is the first major work to look across the European media landscape and explore both employment and representation, providing a unique glimpse into the contemporary media scene in relation to gender equality, including examples of good and less good practice.

Table of Contents

Foreword

I Introduction

II Research and Policy Review

III The WIME Project: Context, Methods and Summary of Findings

IV The National Case Studies

1 Austria (Susanne Kirchhoff and Dimitri Prandner)

2 Belgium (Sofie van Bauwel)

3 Croatia (Dina Vozab and Adela Zember)

4 Denmark (Rikke Andreassen)

5 Estonia (Ruta Pels)

6 Finland (Tarja Savolainen)

7 France (Laetitia Biscarrat, Marlène Coulomb-Gully, Cécile Méadel)

8 Malta (Brenda Murphy)

9 The Netherlands (Els Rommes and Lysandra Podesta)

10 Poland (Wiesław Oleksy and Elżbieta H. Oleksy)

11 Portugal (Claudia Alvares and Iolanda Veríssimo)

12 Romania (Daniela Rovenţa-Frumuşani, Natalia Milewski, Romina Surugiu and Theodora Văcărescu)

13 Slovenia (Brankica Petković)

14 Spain (Núria Simelio)

15 Sweden (Dag Balkmar)

16 UK and Ireland (Karen Ross, Charlotte Barlow and Debbie Ging)

V Conclusions

About the Editors

Karen Ross

Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England

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Karen Ross is Professor of Gender and Media in the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University, UK

Claudia Padovani is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Historical and Political Science at the University of Padova, Italy

About the Series

Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education

Published in association with the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), books in the series make a major contribution to the theory, research, practice and/or policy literature. They are European in scope and represent a diversity of perspectives.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL028000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies