Women managers, leaders and the media gaze: Learning from popular culture, autobiographies, broadcast and media press

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/620166
Title:
Women managers, leaders and the media gaze: Learning from popular culture, autobiographies, broadcast and media press
Authors:
Mavin, Sharon; Elliott, Carole ( 1 ) ; Stead, Valerie; Williams, Jannine
Abstract:
Purpose The purpose of this special issue is to extend the Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC)-funded UK seminar series–Challenging Gendered Media (Mis)Representations of Women Professionals and Leaders; and to highlight research into the gendered media constructions of women managers and leaders and outline effective methods and methodologies into diverse media. Design/methodology/approach Gendered analysis of television, autobiographies (of Sheryl Sandberg, Karren Brady, Hillary Clinton and Julia Gillard), broadcast news media and media press through critical discourse analysis, thematic analysis, metaphor and computer-aided text analysis software following the format of the Gender Media Monitoring Project (2015) and [critical] ecological framework for advancing social change. Findings The papers surface the gendered nature of media constructions of women managers and leaders and offer methods and methodologies for others to follow to interrogate gendered media. Further, the papers discuss – how women’s leadership is glamourized, fetishized and sexualized; the embodiment of leadership for women; how popular culture can subvert the dominant gaze; how women use agency and how powerful gendered norms shape perceptions, discourses and norms and how these are resisted, repudiated and represented. Practical implications The papers focus upon how the media constructs women managers and leaders and offer implications of how media influences and is influenced by practice. There are recommendations provided as to how the media could itself be organized differently to reflect diverse audiences, and what can be done to challenge gendered media. Social implications Challenging gendered media representations of women managers and leaders is critical to social justice and equality for women in management and leadership. Originality/value This is an invited Special Issue comprising inaugural collection of research through which we get to “see” women and leaders and the gendered media gaze and to learn from research into popular culture through analysis of television, autobiographies and media press.
Affiliation:
University of Roehampton; Lancaster University
Citation:
Sharon Anne Mavin, Carole Elliott, Valerie Stead, Jannine Williams (2016) "Women managers, leaders and the media gaze: Learning from popular culture, autobiographies, broadcast and media press", Gender in Management: An International Journal, 31 (5/6), pp.314 - 321
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
Gender in Management: An International Journal
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/620166
DOI:
10.1108/GM-05-2016-0105
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/GM-05-2016-0105
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Accepted Date: 12/05/2016; Version: Author Manuscript / Post-Print; Exceptions: None
ISSN:
1754-2413
Appears in Collections:
Roehampton Business School Collection

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dc.contributor.authorElliott, Caroleen
dc.contributor.authorStead, Valerieen
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Jannineen
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dc.identifier.citationSharon Anne Mavin, Carole Elliott, Valerie Stead, Jannine Williams (2016) "Women managers, leaders and the media gaze: Learning from popular culture, autobiographies, broadcast and media press", Gender in Management: An International Journal, 31 (5/6), pp.314 - 321en
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dc.descriptionAccepted Date: 12/05/2016; Version: Author Manuscript / Post-Print; Exceptions: Noneen
dc.description.abstractPurpose The purpose of this special issue is to extend the Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC)-funded UK seminar series–Challenging Gendered Media (Mis)Representations of Women Professionals and Leaders; and to highlight research into the gendered media constructions of women managers and leaders and outline effective methods and methodologies into diverse media. Design/methodology/approach Gendered analysis of television, autobiographies (of Sheryl Sandberg, Karren Brady, Hillary Clinton and Julia Gillard), broadcast news media and media press through critical discourse analysis, thematic analysis, metaphor and computer-aided text analysis software following the format of the Gender Media Monitoring Project (2015) and [critical] ecological framework for advancing social change. Findings The papers surface the gendered nature of media constructions of women managers and leaders and offer methods and methodologies for others to follow to interrogate gendered media. Further, the papers discuss – how women’s leadership is glamourized, fetishized and sexualized; the embodiment of leadership for women; how popular culture can subvert the dominant gaze; how women use agency and how powerful gendered norms shape perceptions, discourses and norms and how these are resisted, repudiated and represented. Practical implications The papers focus upon how the media constructs women managers and leaders and offer implications of how media influences and is influenced by practice. There are recommendations provided as to how the media could itself be organized differently to reflect diverse audiences, and what can be done to challenge gendered media. Social implications Challenging gendered media representations of women managers and leaders is critical to social justice and equality for women in management and leadership. Originality/value This is an invited Special Issue comprising inaugural collection of research through which we get to “see” women and leaders and the gendered media gaze and to learn from research into popular culture through analysis of television, autobiographies and media press.en
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dc.titleWomen managers, leaders and the media gaze: Learning from popular culture, autobiographies, broadcast and media pressen
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dc.identifier.journalGender in Management: An International Journalen
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