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Representation of Megxit Crisis On British Newspapers
Representation of Megxit Crisis On British Newspapers

Author(s): Gözde Yirmibeşoğlu, Begüm Birsen Arslan Çelik
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Media studies, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Megxit crisis; representation of women; media; newspapers;
Summary/Abstract: The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was in 2018 and the news about their marriage has played a major role in international arena. In fact, this has been an important issue for the media before their marriage. Media from all over the world concentrated on the family of Meghan, her education, her profession, her first marriage and all the details about her past before the marriage. Naturally, the day of the wedding was the primary agenda of the media. Accordingly, her pregnancy, the baby and her motherhood started to become focus point. Nowadays, she has been on the agenda with the Megxit crisis, which denotes the combination of the words Meghan and exit with reference to the exit of Britain from the European Union, Brexit. This study will evaluate the attitude of Western newspapers towards Megxit crisis since this became a major royal crisis and thus, a significant piece of news for the Western media in particular. The main aim of the paper is to examine the representation of the role played by Meghan Markle on the Megxit crisis on several British newspapers. Therefore, a number of newspapers such as The Guardian, Daily Mail and Independent will be investigated and an academic literature will be evaluated in order to reach the aim. Those three newspapers are selected since they represent center of the left, right and conservatives. The method of the study is discourse analysis since Megxit crisis represents a number of key issues regarding representation of women and gender. The study underlines the feminist perspective in its investigation and analysis. The gendered language of the newspapers will be explored and analyzed during the discourse analysis. The possible findings of the study will be the demonstration of the crash of two strong women, Meghan and the Queen.

  • Page Range: 141-146
  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English