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Gender, new science, and old stories: Persistent discourses of brain sex in news media

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posted on 11.02.2020, 21:08 by Natasha Abrahams
This thesis investigates popular news media reporting of scientific findings on behavioural sex differences. Four key themes have emerged from this investigation: the legitimisation of popular knowledge as science; the persistent belief in a scientific basis for gender stereotypes over time; the ubiquity of metaphors to explain and simplify science in mass media, and the uncritical reporting of scientific claims relating to gender.

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Principal supervisor

Alan Petersen

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

School of Social Sciences (Monash Australia)

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

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