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Discourse, Politics and girls as worldwide Leaders specializes in the discourse practices of ladies in international political management. It presents a sequence of discursive experiences of girls in positions of political management. ‘Political management’ is outlined as attaining a senior place inside of a political association and should usually point out a senior position in govt or competition. the quantity attracts on a various selection of reviews from around the globe, reflecting numerous cultures and special polities. the first target is to contemplate in what way(s) discursive perform underpins, displays, or is appropriated by way of women’s political good fortune and achievements inside of politics. The chapters hire differing theoretical methods all certain through the discursive insights they supply, and when it comes to their contribution to realizing the function of language and discourse within the development of gendered identities inside political contexts.

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2002. ” Discourse & Society 13(6): 767–781. 1177/0957926502013006756 chapter 2 Breaking the glass & keeping the ceiling Women presidents’ discursive practices in Latin America Florencia Cortés-Conde & Diana Boxer Goucher College / University of Florida During the last half of the 20th century grass root women’s movements have been instrumental in the transition to democracy in Latin America. These social movements were followed by an increased political representation of women at the congressional level, and within the last few decades, six women have been chosen to the highest office: Violeta Barrios de Chamorro (1990–97), Nicaragua; Mireya Moscoso de Arias (1999–2004), Panamá; Laura Chinchilla (2010–2014), in Costa Rica; Michelle Bachelet (2006–2010 & 2014 to present), Chile; Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2007–to present), Argentina; Dilma Rousseff (2011 to present), Brazil.

I also used to describe how I had found it possible to be a professional woman and a mother by organizing my time properly. What I resented, however, was that beneath some of the criticism I detected a feeling that the House of Commons was not really the right place for a woman anyway. Perhaps some of the men at Selection Committees entertained this prejudice, but I found then and later that it was the women who came nearest to expressing it openly. (…) I was hurt and disappointed by these experiences.

It is appalling. ) Will the Prime Minister give way. Prime Minister: No! Not now. It is quite clear from these examples that Margaret Thatcher was more than capable of dealing with the “rough and tumble” of Parliamentary debate and interaction, and, one would ask, why should she be criticized for this because it did not reflect some form of gendered behavior? Indeed, as we have seen above, some of the male Parliamentarians did not like having the aggressive style of adversarial politics turned against them; or was it because it was turned against them by a woman?

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