The contribution lays down an understanding of feminist movements as 'opportunities to create new ways of being in the world' (Arendt) and as 'key actors of social change' (Crossley). It discusses differences/similarities between the 'old' civil society, i.e. the 'singularity of movements' versus the 'new' approaches of becoming political. The focus is on understanding the proliferation of movements in the post-socialist Slovenia, specifically during the time of the social uprising in the period 2012-13. We analyse the different feminist actors, focusing on understanding their different strategies in anti-racist and feminist struggle.
B.03 Paper at an international scientific conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 34179421
At the round table on gender equality in the media as a part of the event »Let's make gender equality an integral part of the media!«, organised by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, we devoted our contribution to the share of women in strategic and operational decision-making positions in the media in Slovenia, and their represntation in the programming content of public and commercial TV channel. In the second part of our discussion we focused on the lack of mechanisms within media industry and absence of initiatives within journalistic community in Slovenia for stimulating the implementation of gender equality principles in the media. We ascribed such situation to the missing stimulations in media policy and media legislation in Slovenia for mainstreaming gender equality in the media. When presenting that observation we referred to the ongoing research project Gender Differentiation in Media Industry in Slovenia and its analytical framework.
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The paper deals with representations of gender, class and nationality in some of the most popular sitcoms in Slovenia in the last two decades. Television entertainment programs contribute significantly to the social construction of class and myths and stereotypes about gender and certain classes. The analysis focuses on female characters and homosexuals which are negatively and extremely stereotypically represented. Argument is made that the humor in some of the most popular Slovenian situation comedies is a clear example of sexist and nationalistic humor. Although subversive representations of masculinity/femininity are not unusual in sitcoms (cf. D. Kendall 2005, K. Rowe Karlyn 2003) this is not the case in Slovenia.
B.03 Paper at an international scientific conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 34249309