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La question du genre dans le paysage télévisuel arabe : entre imaginaire social et réalité du terrain

Abstract : The objective of the thesis is to show, through the analysis of female representations on transnational Arab satellite channels, how television programs contribute in shaping gender norms. The question of gender, understood in terms of social construction, represents an interesting theme to study from the point of view of televisual representations, particularly regarding the Arab world where the status of women is complex to define. Beyond the existence of inequalities between women and men in the region, their social reality differs depending on the countries and the importance these countries place on religion, modernity and social progress. As such, television represents a privileged observatory to understand gender norms, since it is as much indicative of gender assignments as of the incorporation of new norms and representations into society. By studying transnational satellite channels, it is possible to gain a comprehensive view of this issue across the Arab world, since satellite channels are destined to a transnational arab audience. Our analysis focuses on the information content of the three channels MBC, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. Based on a qualitative methodology that relies on a comparative study and on discourse analysis, we identified the models of televisual display related to women, and analyzed the norms attached to the feminine gender in the Arab world. The images and speeches conveyed by satellite media reveal, on the one hand, that television content helps to redefine the norms associated with the female gender and, on the other hand, makes it possible to grasp the challenges of television globalization and modernity in contemporary Arab societies.
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Ilham Bougroum. La question du genre dans le paysage télévisuel arabe : entre imaginaire social et réalité du terrain. Sciences de l'information et de la communication. Université de Lorraine, 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : 2021LORR0176⟩. ⟨tel-03563274⟩



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