Gendering War and Peace Reporting

Some Insights – Some Missing Links

War reporting has traditionally been a male activity. Elite sources like politicians, high ranking military officers and state officials are collectively still dominated by men, and it will take more than the presence of an increased number of female journalists to change this male hegemony. There is, though, no deterministic link between sex/gender and more peaceful news or a more peaceful world. This book offers analytic approaches to how traditional war journalism is gendered. Through different case studies, the book reveals how the framing of different femininities and masculinities affects the reporting and our understanding of war and conflicts.

Content

Acknowledgements 
Introduction: Approaches and Insights on Gendering War- and Peace Reporting 
I. GENDERING PROFESSIONAL AGENCIES 
1. Bodies at War. The Dangers Facing Women War Reporters 
2. Gendered Narratives. On Peace, Security and News Media Accountability to Women 
3. Conflict Reporting in Nigeria. How Gender Balanced? 
4. Sexual Violence against Journalists in Conflict Zones. Gendered Practices and Cultures in the Newsroom 
II. WOMAN AND LACK OF ANGENCY 
5. “There Are No Women”. The War in Libya in TV News  
6. War and Women’s Voices. The Gender Approach of Afghanistan’s Largest News Agency 
7. Being a Female Journalist at the Frontline. An Autoethnography 
8. Good or Bad Agents? Western Fascination with Women and the Construction of Female Objects during the ISIS/ISIL Crisis 
III. POSTCOLONIAL PERSPECTIVES FOREVER? 
9. Journalism Practice and Freedom of Expression. Challenges and Constraints in Pakistan 
10. Philanthrophic War. Narratives and Dangerous Protection Scenario(s) 
11. Key Factors and Challenges to Understanding Women’s Roles in the Peace Process 
12. Is Peace a Smiling Woman? Femininities and Masculinities in Conflict and Peace Coverage 
IV. MASCULINITIES, HEROES AND VICTIMS 
13. Masculinity, Iconisation and Fictional War Heroes in the GWT 
14. Why War – Still? Albert Meets Sigmund in the Utimate Match-Up 
14. Why War – Still? Albert Meets Sigmund in the Utimate Match-Up 
15. Subversive Victims? The (non)Reporting of Sexual Violence against Male Victims During the War in Bosnia-Herzegovina 
Contributors 
Publisher: 
Nordicom
Published: 
2016-12
Pages: 
278
ISBN: 
978-91-87957-42-0
Language: 
English
Type: 
Printed, PDF
Series: 
Research Antologies
280,00 kr
32,00 EUR

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