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[ecrea] New book: The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism

Thu Dec 19 18:14:57 GMT 2013

New book: The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism.

Europe is represented by individual chapters on Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, Finland, France, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom in The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism.

This handbook is a timely academic adaptation of information contained in the Global Report on the Status of Women in News Media, a study commissioned by the International Women's Media Foundation and published in 2011. The study was conducted by the book's editor, international feminist media scholar, Carolyn M. Byerly. The text draws together the most robust data from that study, presenting it in 29 chapters on individual nations and three additional chapters with historical background on women in journalism and a theoretical framework grounded in feminist political economy. The book is the most expansive effort to date to consider women's standing in the journalism profession across the world. The contributing authors, in most cases the original researchers for their respective nations in the Global Report study, seek to question the status of women in newsrooms, asking how far women have come and what their progress (or lack of progress) tells us about women's right to communicate.

List of Tables
Notes on Contributors
1. Introduction; Carolyn M. Byerly
2. Factors Affecting the Status of Women Journalists: A Structural Analysis; Carolyn M. Byerly
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
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 Ovrebo
12. Poland: Women Journalists and 'The Polish Mother' Mentality; Diana Iulia Nastasia and Sorin Nastasia
13. Spain: Many Women, Little Power; Juana Gallego
14. United Kingdom: Equal Opportunities in Theory, but not in Practice; Kaitlynn Mendes 15. United States: Social Contradictions also Seen in Newsrooms; Carolyn M. Byerly
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 Numbers-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
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: Towards Gender Balance in the Newsrooms; Abeer AlNajjar
31. Lebanon: A Struggle for Gender Equality, and Harassment-free Newsrooms; Jad Melki and Sarah Mallat
32. Journalism and Women's Broader Struggle; Carolyn M. Byerly

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