Discourse, Politics and Women as Global Leaders

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John Wilson, Diana Boxer
John Benjamins Publishing Company, Oct 15, 2015 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 360 pages
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Discourse, Politics and Women as Global Leaders focuses on the discourse practices of women in global political leadership. It provides a series of discursive studies of women in positions of political leadership. ‘Political leadership’ is defined as achieving a senior position within a political organization and will often indicate a senior role in government or opposition. The volume draws on a diverse collection of studies from across the globe, reflecting a variety of cultures and distinct polities. The primary aim is to consider in what way(s) discursive practice underpins, reflects, or is appropriated in terms of women’s political success and achievements within politics. The chapters employ differing theoretical approaches all bound by the discursive insights they provide, and in terms of their contribution to understanding the role of language and discourse in the construction of gendered identities within political contexts.
 

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Contents

introduction
1
Why cant a woman be more like a man?
21
Breaking the glass keeping the ceiling
43
Under fire
67
Twitter as political discourse
93
Gender and political discourse in Tunisia
121
Julia Gillard
149
Women in politics and the media
169
Governors debating
217
Discourses of female leaders in postcolonial Hong Kong
251
Governing in the gendered structure of power
275
The ball is in the womens court
293
Ellen Johnson sirleaf
315
Conclusion
345
About the authors
353
Subject Index
359

Thank you for heckling me
195

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John Wilson was born in 1943 in London. He is a British angler who has been involved with angling television production for the last 20 years. He is featured on Discovery Real Time and was voted 'The Greatest Angler of all Time' in a 2004 poll by readers of the Angling Times Newspaper. Wilson was awarded a MBE in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List. His book titles include Another Fishing Year, John Wilson's 1001 Top Angling Tips, Sixty years a Fisherman, and Catch Carp and Tench with John Wilson. His book New Zealand Mountaineering: A History in Photographs made the New Zealand Best Seller List in 2015.

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