This project seeks to examine the discourse regarding women in contemporary society. We use the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt as an extreme case, which is helpful in making invisible structures underlying society more evident. With the help of social constructivist theorists Dorte Marie Søndergaard and Pierre Bourdieu we seek to ascertain an understanding of gender as a social construction and how the gender of women is dominated by masculine connotations. Methodologically we identify the mainstream discourse order regarding women by analyzing articles from three Danish daily newspapers in the period up to and right after the election in 2011, when Helle Thorning-Schmidt was elected. This reveals gendered connotations in the field of politics, which may not prevent women in achieving high ranged positions, but makes it harder for them to succeed. Furthermore we identify a discourse order where women are described explicitly by their sex. Even though this project cannot give final evidence to the general discrimination of women due to the subject of our research, there are some signs of naturalized structures wherein the masculine connotations range higher than the feminine.
|Uddannelser||Socialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||1 jun. 2014|
|Vejledere||Hanne Marlene Dahl|
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