The Resource Gender equality? : a transnational feminist analysis of the UN HeForShe campaign as a global "solidarity" movement for men, by Jaime Henry-White

Gender equality? : a transnational feminist analysis of the UN HeForShe campaign as a global "solidarity" movement for men, by Jaime Henry-White

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Gender equality? : a transnational feminist analysis of the UN HeForShe campaign as a global "solidarity" movement for men
Title
Gender equality?
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a transnational feminist analysis of the UN HeForShe campaign as a global "solidarity" movement for men
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by Jaime Henry-White
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eng
Summary
Through the lens of transnational feminist theory, this study examines the UN Women HeForShe campaign as a global solidarity movement for gender equality. Using a transnational feminist framework and critical discourses analysis methodology, the study analyzed the official campaign website homepage and more than 100 tweets on the day of and month following the public launch of the campaign on September 20, 2014. This study explored the campaign's launch to its online audience, particularly on social media. In particular, it examined the HeForShe campaign discourse with attention to three primary areas: systemic problems of hegemonic masculinity, universal values and Western perceptions about gender politics. The study found that the campaign challenged hegemonic masculinity through constructions of solidarity. However, the campaign largely reproduced male dominance through depictions of stereotypical male characteristics and the traditional man vs. woman gender binary system. As an effort on behalf of the United Nations, the campaign also employed a universal human rights framework to legitimize its gender equality goals, which in turn reinforced a westernized message despite the global nature of the campaign. As a result, this thesis is useful for scholarship on social media, particularly in social justice activist settings, and the role of discourse in shaping audience perceptions about issues of inequality
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MUU
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Henry-White, Jaime
Degree
M.A.
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Thesis
Dissertation year
2015.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1984-
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Mislán, Cristina
Label
Gender equality? : a transnational feminist analysis of the UN HeForShe campaign as a global "solidarity" movement for men, by Jaime Henry-White
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Publication
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Thesis supervisor: Dr. Cristina Mislan
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-95)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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970695359
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 99, 27 unnumbered pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations (chiefly color)
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remote
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(OCoLC)970695359
Label
Gender equality? : a transnational feminist analysis of the UN HeForShe campaign as a global "solidarity" movement for men, by Jaime Henry-White
Publication
Note
Thesis supervisor: Dr. Cristina Mislan
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-95)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
970695359
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 99, 27 unnumbered pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)970695359

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