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Analysis of representation of male and female politicians in British tabloids


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Lovrić, Petra. (2017). Analysis of representation of male and female politicians in British tabloids. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Starčević, Anđel].

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This paper analyses the representation of British male and female politicians in two prominent tabloids, The Sun and Daily Mail. The statespeople chosen are the current Prime Minister Theresa May, as opposed to the ex-Prime Minister David Cameron and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson. However, apart from the analysis of their representation on various occasions, theoretical approaches to the issue open the question of gender inequality and offer a deeper insight into the sociolinguistic problems. The sociolinguistic approaches listed will be represented in this paper and contrasted to the articles from the tabloids. The main question of the paper is whether there is a difference in the representation of the above-mentioned politicians and whether the two tabloids have different approaches to each gender. The results confirm that there is a significant variation in representation as women are more frequently presented in a negative way. As for the tabloids, no significant difference has been found – both male and female politicians are portrayed in very similar ways in the two tabloids.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender, language, representation, British politicians
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Starčević, Anđel
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2017 11:20
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 11:20

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