The marginal majority: Women war correspondents in the Salvadoran Press Corps Association (SPCA)

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Abstract

This article explores gender politics in the Salvadoran Press Corps Association (SPCA), starting with analysis of the Hemingwayesque myths and ritual performances which dominate corps culture. While men use these rituals as a means of escaping the stultifying disciplines of corporate press institutions, women correspondents experience them as yet another layer of stultifying discipline, an obstacle in the way of individual and collective attempts to negotiate or reform the field. Gender discrimination, discipline, coping strategies, and feminist alternatives will be analyzed. The data presented were derived from ethnographic study conducted during the final years of the Salvadoran war (1990-1992).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-76
Number of pages28
JournalCritical Studies in Media Communication
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1997

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