Women Leaders and Gender Stereotyping in the UK Press

A Poststructuralist Approach

  • Judith Baxter

Part of the Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse book series (PSDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Judith Baxter
    Pages 23-50
  3. Judith Baxter
    Pages 51-73
  4. Judith Baxter
    Pages 101-133
  5. Judith Baxter
    Pages 135-157
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 159-162

About this book


This book explores how the UK press constructs and represents women leaders drawn from three professional spheres: politics, business, and the mass media. Despite significant career progress made by women leaders in these professions, many British newspapers continue to portray these women in stereotyped and essentialist ways: the extent to which this occurs tending to correspond with the political affiliation and target readership of the newspaper. The author analyses news media articles through three fresh perspectives: first, Kanter’s women leader stereotypes, second, a feminist agenda spectrum and third, a new ‘reflexive’ approach based on Feminist Poststructuralist Discourse Analysis. This book will appeal strongly to students and scholars of discourse analysis and media studies, and anyone with an interest in language, gender, leadership and feminism. 


Feminist Poststructuralist Discourse Analysis (FDPA) women leaders language and gender media representation of women newspaper discourse gendered representations

Authors and affiliations

  • Judith Baxter
    • 1
  1. 1.BirminghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64327-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64328-1
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