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‘Show us you care!’ The gendered psycho-politics of emotion and women as political leaders.

Yates, C., 2019. ‘Show us you care!’ The gendered psycho-politics of emotion and women as political leaders. European Journal of Politics and Gender, 2 (3), 345 -361.

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DOI: 10.1332/251510819X15646233470674

Abstract

This article deploys a new psycho-political approach to examine the relationship between female political leadership and the emotionalisation of political culture by focusing on the case study of the media coverage of the former UK Prime Minister Theresa May. The article argues that the emotional turn in political culture is a gendered phenomenon because it reinforces deeper fears and fantasies about irrational femininity and the inherent instability of female political leadership and women in the public sphere.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2515-1088
Uncontrolled Keywords:object relations psychoanalysis; emotionalisation; media; female political leadership; psycho-political methodology
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:33062
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:20 Nov 2019 13:32
Last Modified:20 Nov 2019 13:32

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