Einat Lachover

Einat Lachover
Sapir Academic College | sapir · Department of Communication

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My research and teaching are directed to promote critical analysis of the encounter between gender and various media contexts in everyday life. My main fields of research are: gender representations in the media and gender analysis of media production and consumption processes while examining traditional and new media and the association between them.

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Publications (36)
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In this article we focus on the gendered national construction on Israeli stamps commemorating renowned women over the course of Israel's history. We analyze gender construction on both the selection of the stamps and in their design. Based on analyses of the social role of women in Israeli historiography, archival documents, interviews with fourte...
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This study focuses on Russian-Israeli women journalists who resettled in Israel during the mass wave of immigrations from the Former Soviet Union in the 1990s. More specifically, it examines their experience of intersecting exclusion due to gender, ethnicity, and immigrant status. Based on narrative interviews with 18 Russian-Israeli women journali...
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In October 2018, Lucy Aharish, a Muslim Israeli-Arab journalist, and Tzachi Halevy, a Jewish Israeli actor, were married. In Israel, mixed-marriage, especially between a Jewish-Israeli man and a Muslim-Arab-Israeli woman, is perceived to threaten the social order. This celebrities’ mixed marriage triggered a heated public debate focusing on “assimi...
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This article draws on a special issue of La’isha, Israel’s most popular women’s magazine, to study media representations of post-Soviet women. The March 2020 issue, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the wave of immigration from the former Soviet Union to Israel of the 1990s, focused on 1.5 generation post-Soviet women. Past studies suggest that...
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This research investigates postage stamps as a communication design medium that has a key role in the construction of national gendered commemoration. By examining the commemorative depiction of women on Israeli postage stamps, we analyze approaches to miniaturization and discuss graphic design's implications for the visual articulation of gender w...
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Taking an intersectional approach, this study conceptualizes how the complex subjectivities of Ethiopian-Israeli women journalists – who contend with dual exclusion and discrimination (racial and gendered) – emerge in their everyday work experiences. Thematic analysis of narrative interviews with 12 Ethiopian-Israeli women journalists reveals a com...
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The journalist Hannah Semer has always fascinated me. I grew up in Israel during the 1970s and 1980s, when Semer’s was one of the few women’s voices heard in the public arena, alongside figures such as politicians Shulamit Aloni, Geula Cohen, Tamar Gozansky, and Supreme Court Justice Miriam Ben-Porat. Semer was an exceptional figure; she broke thro...
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Study of the cultural discourse around women’s paid work in Israel is limited, and until now research has ignored its early periods and dynamics. This paper focuses on Israel’s third decade, 1967–1977, when women, including mothers, were for the first time encouraged to work outside the home. Using feminist critical discourse analysis, I examine La...
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Girls in Western societies are increasingly exposed to feminist ideas, often led by women celebrities. The current study explores how Israeli girls negotiate feminist concepts such as ‘girl power’ and ‘feminine success’ by examining their responses to Wonder Woman – a film that is part of this ‘feminist zeitgeist’ – and its Israeli actress, Gal Gad...
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This scoping review offers an opportunity to examine the spread and reclaiming of feminist theoretical tenets in a central domain of youth studies. We examined critically the development of the academic literature on Israeli girls and their bodies, based on a girlhood studies perspective. Data consisted of the 255 academic works (articles, book cha...
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This review, based on analysis of the abstracts of 271 academic publications, critically examines the development of girlhood studies within a specific sociocultural context – Israeli society. By examining one particular context the authors hope to contribute to the discourse on the worldwide evolution of girlhood studies. The following research qu...
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This article presents findings from investigations of acclaimed gender employment changes in Israeli journalism, focusing on two main questions: Is the feminisation process of Israeli journalism continuing? Is it improving women’s employment and occupational status? Data were gathered from two international surveys that included Israel. The study f...
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The present study analyzes the models of motherhood reflected and constructed in two popular Israeli television series that center around mothers. The analysis reveals the change in social norms and values regarding the institution of motherhood in Israel, while also shedding light on the construction, reproduction, and distribution of the dominant...
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The public discourse in Israel relates to girls mainly in connection to their body and associates their body with appearance, sexuality, vulnerability and victimization. The book Girls and their Bodies calls attention to the social construction of girls' bodies in Israel which tend to disavow, disregard, objectify and expose them simultaneously. Th...
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Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” published in 2012, generated huge response, well beyond what already has become typical in the intensifying mommy wars in the United States. It also drew considerable attention globally. Within one week of publication, Slaughter’s “lament” attracted a million readers. Slau...
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The study seeks to examine gender portrayal of Israeli women politicians, and specifically that of candidates for Israel’s parliament on televised news and in print in the elections of 2013. The study is based on an interpretive analysis of all news items wherein the women candidates are mentioned during the month preceding the elections. This stud...
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Dove’s “real women” ads reached Israel in 2006. Part of a campaign with a social message, they aimed at changing society’s stereotypical image of women, expanding the definition of beauty, empowering women, and generating public debate of these issues. This paper examines the discourse that emerged in Israel in two arenas: the Internet forum on the...
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In March 2013, Unilever Israel, owner of the Dove brand, launched a new campaign calling for a dialogue between mothers and their adolescent daughters around the issue of self-esteem and body image. The Israeli campaign was part of the global “Campaign for Real Beauty” launched by Unilever in 2004. The Israeli campaign was run primarily on 2 Intern...
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Preface 5 Einat Lachover and Sigal Nagar-Ron Introduction: Women and work from 7 feminist perspectives Inbal E. Cicurel "We did not come here to rest": 15 Multiple-work among women in a national-religious community village Sigal Nagar-Ron Rethinking employment opportunities on 38 the periphery: Employment opportunities of Mizrahi women in low statu...
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The paper discusses the Israeli media coverage of two American cases that aroused lively discourse in the Israeli media: Anne-Marie Slaughter, who left the United States Department of State in order to spend more time with her two adolescent sons, and Marissa Mayer, who as President and CEO of Yahoo gave up her maternity leave. The paper uses inter...
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Hannah Semer broke through the glass ceiling and glass walls of her profession in a way no other Israeli female journalist had done before. This paper seeks to examine Semer's dual identities as a woman and a journalist and to analyze the nature of these two identities as evidenced in her work, by considering the following questions: What obstacles...
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An examination of 1012 stamps issued by Israel from May 1948 to June 2010 reveals a degree of fluctuation between national and cosmopolitan themes, with a significant rise towards cosmopolitanism in the second decade and an increase in nationalism in the third. Cosmopolitan themes again showed modest growth in the fourth decade, and have been risin...
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The study seeks to analyze how a major Israeli business magazine aimed at women—Lady Globes—defines a successful “career woman.” Characterizing this discourse enables us to identify the gendered and social ideology embedded in the magazine. The study concentrates on the magazine's major projects, the choice of the “50 Most Influential Women” in Isr...
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Hannah Semer broke through the glass ceiling and glass walls of her profession in a way no other Israeli female journalist had done before. This paper seeks to examine Semer's dual identities as a woman and a journalist and to analyze the nature of these two identities as evidenced in her work, by considering the following questions: What obstacles...
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This study analyzes the discourse of feminine and feminist identity among Jewish-Israeli girls as expressed over the Internet. The research questions are: What type of feminine identity is exhibited among Jewish-Israeli girls? What is the nature of their feminist identity? And what role does the Internet play in giving expression to these identitie...
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This chapter draws from the most recent statistical data analyzing the status of women in journalism in Israel, as published in the Global Report on the Status of Women in the News Media (Global Report) (Byerly 2011). The aim of the chapter is to further explore that report’s data associated with the occupational status of women in the news media i...
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This study focuses on TV news coverage of women in the local elections held in Israel in 2008. The questions posed were: Did national TV news in Israel during the election campaign reflect the changes in the status of women in local politics that have occurred in the last two decades? How prominent was the representation of women politicians in nat...
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The global era presents a challenge for all memory agents for they are now faced with the task of constructing collective memories that maintain new contemporary values, most notably sensitivity to other nations' memories. This article deals with a major question flowing from the aforementioned task: Is it possible to reframe the past as a “cosmopo...
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This study analyzes the discourse of the social protest in the summer of 2011 as presented in commercial women magazines in Israel: La'Isha, At and Lady Globes. The analysis of this discourse enables us to reveal the built-in socioeconomic and gender ideology of these publications. The research adopted the ideological criticism approach which seeks...
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This article examines the obituaries that appeared in the daily paper Haaretz since the inception of its obituary column in 2001 and until 2010, seeking to: (1) identify the perception of the Israeli collective as it was shaped by Haaretz in the past decade; (2) identify contemporary values that construct the updated national narrative. Two empiric...
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On the basis of a content analysis of 168 news items dealing with women in the two largest-circulation newspapers in Israel, this article investigates whether there was any change in the news media's representation of women during the Six Day War. The results indicate that while there was little change in women's representation in quantitative term...
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Dove's “real women” ads reached Israel in 2006. Part of a campaign with a social message, they aimed at changing society's stereotypical image of women, expanding the definition of beauty, empowering women, and generating public debate of these issues. This paper examines the discourse that emerged in Israel in two arenas: the Internet forum on the...
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This article studies the ways in which the interactions between female Israeli journalists and their male news sources are gendered and sexually structured. The article is grounded in feminist critiques of journalism as well as feminist organizational and work studies and it is based on examination of the narratives of individual experiences of 32...

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