|Bristol University Press
|European Journal of Politics and Gender
|Volume 2, Number 2, Pages 345-361
This article deploys a new psycho-political approach to examine the relationship between female political leadership and the emotionalisation of political culture by focusing on the case study of the media coverage of the former UK Prime Minister Theresa May. The article argues that the emotional turn in political culture is a gendered phenomenon because it reinforces deeper fears and fantasies about irrational femininity and the inherent instability of female political leadership and women in the public sphere.
|Politics and International Relations
|Gender Equality, Governments
|Countries / Regions