Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Gender in journalism in times of recession: how is the women’s media representation in a context of crisis in Portugal
This article aims to reflect on the silencing and the invisibility of women in both the macroeconomic architecture of the crisis and in the adjacent news production itself. We begin by identifying the extent to which women’s identities have been (re)produced and reinforced by institutional discourse as today is organized in the neoliberal economics. Finally, a reflective analysis is made about language as a regulatory mechanism of conventional forms of representation and how the socially expected roles towards women, as ritualized by journalism, delimit its position-of-subject in society.
Media Studies, identities, financial crisis, language