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Author Christie, Jane L., author.

Title Negotiating gendered discourses : Michelle Bachelet and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner / Jane L. Christie
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (vii, 222 pages)
Series Latin American gender and sexualities
Latin American gender and sexualities.
Contents Women as political subjects and agents in Chile and Argentina -- Human rights icons : feminized political leadership frames -- Economic policy claims -- Feminist policy claims -- Appendix
Summary It has been argued that the first presidential campaign of Michelle Bachelet in Chile and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Argentina used a rhetoric of newness. Some political observers have said that as the "first women" to successfully run for the highest office in these countries, they were presented as the new faces of democracy. These observers argued that gender was not a determining factor in their electoral success, but the focus on this "first women" frame did generate heavily gendered criticisms of these two candidates. Negotiating Gendered Discourses addresses these views by asking how the gender factor is negotiated when women from the Southern Cone of Latin America run for high political office. In particular, Jane L. Christie examines how Bachelet and Fernández positioned themselves in relation to the numerous women-led social movements, and in doing so, reveals points of intersection between these contemporary political discourses and existing sources of female authority when negotiating complicated ideological debates about human rights, the economy, and women's rights
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Jane L. Christie is a visiting academic with Politics and International Relations, the University of Auckland, New Zealand
Print version record
Subject Bachelet, Michelle, 1951-
Fernández de Kirchner, Cristina.
Bachelet, Michelle, 1951-
Fernández de Kirchner, Cristina.
Women presidents -- Chile -- Biography
Women presidents -- Argentina -- Biography
Women -- Political activity -- Chile
Women -- Political activity -- Argentina
Human rights -- Chile
Human rights -- Argentina
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
Human rights.
Politics and government.
Women -- Political activity.
Women presidents.
Chile -- Politics and government -- 1988-
Argentina -- Politics and government -- 2002-
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781498512350