By Emanuela Lombardo, Petra Meier
What's symbolic illustration? on account that Hanna Pitkinâ€™s seminal the idea that of illustration, the symbolic has been the least studied size of political illustration. Innovatively adopting a discursive strategy, this e-book - the 1st full-length remedy of symbolic illustration - makes a speciality of gender concerns to take on very important questions equivalent to: What are men and women symbols of, and the way is gender built in coverage discourse? It experiences what features symbolic illustration fulfils within the building of gender, what social roles get legitimized in coverage discourse, and the way this impacts strength constellations, finally revealing a lot in regards to the relation among symbolic, descriptive, and noticeable illustration. Emanuela Lombardo and Petra Meier draw on theories of symbolic illustration and gender, in addition to wealthy basic fabric approximately political debates on labour and care matters, partnership and reproductive rights, gender violence, and quotas. utilizing this unique info, the authors convey that reconsidering symbolic illustration from a discursive standpoint makes particular problems with (in)equality embedded inside specific buildings, in addition to their effects for political illustration and gender equality. this crucial exploration increases appropriate new questions in regards to the illustration of gender that shape necessary contributions to the fields of political technological know-how, political thought, sociology, and gender reviews.