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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105312456326|
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Discursive psychology is used to study the gendering of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in UK national newspapers in the period of 2009-11. The analysis examines how gendering is embedded in causal attributions and identity constructions. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is portrayed as a predominantly male phenomemon with representations of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder being gendered through extreme stories about victims, villains or heroes that depict boys and men as marginalised, exceptional or dangerous. There is also a focus on mothers as the spokespersons and caregivers for parenting and family health while fathers are rendered more invisible. This contributes to our understanding of how attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is constructed in the media using a range of gendered representations that draw on cultural stereotypes familiar in Western societies.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2012 The Author(s)|
|Extra Information:||First published online: 1 October 2012|
|Keywords:||communication; disability; gender; media; qualitative methods; social representations; stigma|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)|
|Depositing User:||Mary Horton-Salway|
|Date Deposited:||04 Oct 2012 09:08|
|Last Modified:||18 Jan 2016 15:41|
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