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Why does the media ‘love stay at home mums’?

Orgad, Shani (2015) Why does the media ‘love stay at home mums’? POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (10 Mar 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Recent governments and feminists have agreed on one thing. It is empowering for women and good for the economy if mothers go to work. Yet at the same time, middle class mothers who stay at home are often portrayed by mainstream news media in a positive light. Are those women really ‘choosing’ to stay at home? Is the media helping to create an ‘anti-feminist’ myth around them? A new research project at LSE and Kings College is investigating this complicated issue and here is a taste of their initial results described by Dr Shani Orgad from the LSE’s Department of Media and Communications.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JC Political theory
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 15:13
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2019 00:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76831

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