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Leading ladies: discursive constructions of women leaders in the UK media (2019)
Journal Article
Tischner, I., Malson, H., & Fey, K. (in press). Leading ladies: discursive constructions of women leaders in the UK media. Feminist Media Studies, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2019.1640266

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Women continue to be economically disadvantaged and under-represented in positions of power and leadership. A discursive disjunction between cultural and media representations of... Read More about Leading ladies: discursive constructions of women leaders in the UK media.

Deconstructing ‘real’ women: Young women’s readings of advertising images of ‘plus-size’ models in the UK (2016)
Journal Article
Beale, K., Malson, H., & Tischner, I. (2016). Deconstructing ‘real’ women: Young women’s readings of advertising images of ‘plus-size’ models in the UK. Feminism and Psychology, 26(3), 378-386. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353516639616

Critical feminist researchers and others have amply elucidated the perniciousness of contemporary beauty ideals and, in particular, the near-ubiquitous idealisations of slenderness. In this context the advent of media images featuring ‘plus-size’ mod... Read More about Deconstructing ‘real’ women: Young women’s readings of advertising images of ‘plus-size’ models in the UK.

Deconstructing Health and the Un/Healthy Fat Woman (2012)
Journal Article
Tischner, I., & Malson, H. (2012). Deconstructing Health and the Un/Healthy Fat Woman. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 22(1), 50-62. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.1096

Dominant discourses represent body weight as a consequence of lifestyle, equating 'fatness' with 'disease' and 'thinness' with 'health'. Consequently, fat subjects become framed as lazy and not willing to follow a 'healthy' lifestyle. In neoliberal s... Read More about Deconstructing Health and the Un/Healthy Fat Woman.

Post-feminist advertising laid bare: Young women's talk about the sexually agentic woman of 'midriff' advertising (2011)
Journal Article
Rúdólfsdóttir, A., Malson, H., Halliwell, E., Tischner, I., & Rúdólfsdóttir, A. (2011). Post-feminist advertising laid bare: Young women's talk about the sexually agentic woman of 'midriff' advertising. Feminism and Psychology, 21(1), 74-99. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353510370030

This paper presents a feminist Foucauldian analysis of women's interpretations of images of women in post-feminist advertising. Building on Ros Gill's analysis of post-feminist advertising images of women, and more specifically the figure of 'the mid... Read More about Post-feminist advertising laid bare: Young women's talk about the sexually agentic woman of 'midriff' advertising.

Are contemporary media images which seem to display women as sexually empowered actually harmful to women? (2010)
Journal Article
Halliwell, E., Malson, H., & Tischner, I. (2010). Are contemporary media images which seem to display women as sexually empowered actually harmful to women?. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35(1), 38-45. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684310385217

There has been a shift in the depiction of women in advertising from objectifying representations of women as passive sex objects to agentic sexual representations where the women appear powerful and in control (Gill, 2007a, 2008), and there is subst... Read More about Are contemporary media images which seem to display women as sexually empowered actually harmful to women?.

Once upon a time...: Qualitative story completion methods
Book Chapter
Clarke, V., Hayfield, N., Moller, N. P., & Tischner, I. (2017). Once upon a time...: Qualitative story completion methods. In V. Braun, V. Clarke, & D. Gray (Eds.), Collecting Qualitative Data: A Practical Guide to Textual, Media and Virtual TechniquesCambridge University Press

This chapter introduces the story completion (SC) method of collecting qualitative data, a novel technique that offers intriguing potential to the qualitative researcher. Since the method is new to qualitative research, it has fewer published researc... Read More about Once upon a time...: Qualitative story completion methods.