Cite: Lahav, Women in the Israeli TV Coverage of the Second Lebanon War

Lahav, Hagar. "The Giver of Life and the Griever of Death: Women in the Israeli TV Coverage of the Second Lebanon War (2006)." Communication, Culture & Critique 3,2 (2010): 242-269.

Abstract

This article discusses gender aspects of the journalistic coverage of the Second Lebanon War by Israeli TV. The findings reveal that, in the social reality presented in the TV news during the war, women were relegated to the periphery by a complex process of exclusionary representation. Three primary subprocesses produced this exclusionary representation of women: concealing, transparency, and constructing women’s presence and gendered images. This representation framed the war as "men’s business," and unjustly legitimizes as well as normalizes their marginal position in the context of the Israeli–Arab conflict. An analysis of the symbolic reality devised by the media exposes the gender and ethnic components of Israel’s inclusion (and exclusion) regime.

 

URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123423312/abstract

 

Keywords: 2006 War, Israel: Media, Israel: Culture, Gender, Femininity, Israeli-Arab Conflict, Israel: Society, Ethnic Divide, Television, הגר להב

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