Gendered and heteronormative: an examination of media coverage of Kathleen Wynne's rise to power in Ontario

McLean, Karalena (2015) Gendered and heteronormative: an examination of media coverage of Kathleen Wynne's rise to power in Ontario. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Kathleen Wynne’s historic rise to power in Ontario, beginning with the 2013 Liberal leadership race and continuing through the 2014 general provincial election, presents a theoretically significant case study to examine media coverage of political candidates who fall outside of the archetype/norm of “the politician.” Using content analysis and providing contextual examples to examine media coverage of both events, this project aims to capture gendered and/or heteronormative media coverage through the use of various manifest codes. The results of this project indicate that while media coverage of both events was gendered and heteronormative, the Liberal leadership race was proportionally more so than the general provincial election.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8447
Item ID: 8447
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 68-72).
Keywords: Gender, Elections, LGBT, News, Ontario, Heteronormativity
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Political Science
Date: April 2015
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Ontario
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Women political candidates--Press coverage--Ontario; Wynne, Kathleen--Political activity--Ontario; Sex role--Political aspects--Ontario; Ontario--Legislative Assembly--Elections, 2014

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