Analyzes the role of various categories of intelligentsia in establishing the terms of public discourse, as well as specific & general perceptions of the gender dimension of Czech politics & gender stereotypes in the context of politics. Data are drawn from articles explicitly dealing with the subject in the major Czech dailies & selected magazines. A typology of the attitudes embodied in these articles is developed, & their authors classified in terms of profession, sex, age, & political affiliations. Analysis confirms that media workers are weak in their response to public opinion & use of experts, & are principally aligned with attitudes directly derived from the sphere of politics. In relation to the issue of the political representation of women, the media has affected public discourse by both opening it &, paradoxically, blocking it. Nevertheless, gender stereotypes have been undergoing special modifications in the context of political representation.
Schlagwörter:Czech Republic; Political Participation; Females; Mass Media Effects; Sexual Inequality; Intelligentsia; Discourse; Sex Stereotypes; Public Sphere; Social Attitudes
SSOAR Kategorie:Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung, Massenkommunikation, politische Willensbildung, politische Soziologie, politische Kultur