The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism

Editor/Author Byerly, Carolyn M.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Single-User Purchase Price: $209.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $313.50
ISBN: 978-1-349-44517-2
Category: Social Sciences - Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Book Status: Available
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This handbook offers the first global study of women's employment in news using survey data. It comprises chapters on 29 nations from all regions of the world, authored by local researchers who have a depth of knowledge about their nations' culture, history, gender relations and journalism.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Tables
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes on Contributors
  • 1 Introduction - Carolyn M. Byerly
  • 2 Factors Affecting the Status of Women Journalists: A Structural Analysis - Carolyn M. Byerly
  • Part I Taking the Lead
  • 3 Bulgaria: Cinderella Went to Market, with Consequences for Women Journalists - Sorin Nastasia and Diana Iulia Nastasia
  • 4 Estonia: Women Journalists and Women's Emancipation in Estonia - Diana Iulia Nastasia, Barbi Pilvre and Kaja Tampere
  • 5 Finland: Women Journalists, the Unequal Majority - Tarja Savolainen and Henrika Zilliacus-Tikkanen
  • 6 Russia: Women Journalists and the Engendered Transition - Diana Iulia Nastasia and Ekaterina Bondarenko
  • 7 Sweden: Women Reach Parity but Gender Troubles Persist - Maria Edstrom
  • 8 South Africa: Newsrooms in Transition - Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh
  • Part II Marking Substantial Progress
  • 9 Canada: The Paradox of Women in News - Mary Lynn Young and Alison Beale
  • 10 Israel: Women Still a Minority, but in a Better Place - Einat Lachover
  • 11 Norway: The Uncomfortable Gender Gap in News Media - Turid Øvrebo
  • 12 Poland: Women Journalists and ‘The Polish Mother’ Mentality - Diana Iulia Nastasia and Sorin Nastasia
  • 13 Spain: Many Women, Little Power - Juana Gallego
  • 14 The UK: Equal Opportunities in Theory, but Not Practice - Kaitlynn Mendes
  • 15 The US: Social Contradictions Also Seen in Newsrooms - Carolyn M. Byerly
  • Part III Negotiating the Constraints
  • 16 Brazil: Need for National Debate on Women in Journalism - Thaïs de Mendonça Jorge and Zélia Leal Adghirni
  • 17 Chile: Female Journalists Without Access to Power - Claudia Lagos and Claudia Mellado
  • 18 France: A Nuanced Feminization of Journalism - Eugénie Saitta
  • 19 Germany: Parity Number-wise, but Women Face a Glass Ceiling - Viktoria Akchurina
  • 20 Kenya: ‘A girl may not sit on the father's stool’ - Peter J. Kareithi
  • 21 Mexico: Structural Challenges for Women in News Media - Aimée Vega Montiel and Patricia Ortega Ramírez
  • 22 Namibia: Women Make Strides in Post-independence Newsrooms - Maria Mboono Nghidinwa
  • 23 Uganda: Women Near Parity but Still Leaving Newsrooms - Barbara Kaija
  • Part IV Challenging the Barriers
  • 24 Australia: A Case of Systemic Inequity for Women Journalists - Louise North
  • 25 Bangladesh: Gender Inequality Results from Policy Inequity - Kajalie Shehreen Islam
  • 26 China: Women Journalists, Chinese News Media and Historical Shifts - Yu Shi
  • 27 Ghana: Women in Decision-making - New Opportunities, Old Story - Audrey Gadzekpo
  • 28 India: What You See Is Not What You Get - Ammu Joseph
  • 29 Japan: Why So Few Women Journalists? - Reiko Ishiyama
  • 30 Jordan: Toward Gender Balance in the Newsrooms - Abeer Al-Najjar
  • 31 Lebanon: Women's Struggle for Gender Equality and Harassment-free Newsrooms - Jad Melki and Sarah Mallat
  • Part V Conclusion
  • 32 Conclusion: Journalism and Women's Broader Struggle - Carolyn M. Byerly