Representation of women in the Courier-Mail's front pages, 1968-1998

De Ponte, M. J (2000) Representation of women in the Courier-Mail's front pages, 1968-1998. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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We live in a patriarchal society, which by definition means that it is a system in which descent is traced through the male line. This is not where its power lies. Patriarchy is so pervasive that it tends to appear natural, but the reality is that it permeates most aspects of our society today and it has done so for the last 4000 years (French, 1992). But what is it that is so pervasive? Under the patriarchal system most males are granted a status over the majority of females, thus males become powerful, respected and influential, while females become powerless, devalued and silent. It is "a system in which women are rendered invisib1e" (Erika, 1986, p. 53). But to choose to ignore women's consciousness is to miss the most re1evant area of women's creative se1fexpression in society, which in turn denies women freedom in behaviour.

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ID Code: 35815
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Additional Information: Presented to the School of Media and Journalism, Queensland University of Technology.
Keywords: Women in mass media, Women Press coverage Queensland Brisbane, Newpapers Queensland Brisbane, thesis, masters
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright M. J De Ponte
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2010 13:03
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 01:06

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