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dc.contributor.authorMarsden, Stevie
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-29T14:27:30Z
dc.date.available2020-05-29T14:27:30Z
dc.date.issued2019-02-01
dc.identifier.citationMarsden, S., (2019). 'Why women don’t win literary awards: the saltire society literary awards and implicit stereotyping'. Women: A Cultural Review, 30(1), pp. 43-65.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0957-4042
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09574042.2018.1561047
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624845
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this analysis is to consider the Saltire Society’s Book of the Year and First Book of the Year Awards in relation to wider issues pertaining to media representations of Scottish literary and publishing culture. Through a statistical analysis of the Society’s Book of the Year and First Book of the Year shortlists and winners between 1988 and 2014, this examination shows the extent to which the Society’s Literary Awards reflect, as opposed to subvert, historic and existing gender imbalances in Scottish literary and publishing culture. Indeed, despite critics arguing that there was a change in tide in the late 1980s and early 1990s regarding the balance in gender representation in Scottish literature, this analysis suggests that Scotland’s book award culture, and in turn, literary culture more widely, remains dominated by men. Perceptions of the apparent ‘balancing’ of the gender disparity in Scottish writing do not align with the statistics discussed here, a fact further evidence by misconceptions held by members of the Society’s own Literary Awards judging panels. Accordingly, this article contends that such inconsistencies lend credence to the argument that the Society’s judges have participated in implicit stereotyping based upon culturally pervasive stereotypes’ that Scottish women writers play a ‘minor’ role in Scottish literary and publishing culture.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipArts and Humanities Research Councilen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09574042.2018.1561047?journalCode=rwcr20en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://leicester.figshare.com/articles/Why_Women_Don_t_Win_Literary_Awards_The_Saltire_Society_Literary_Awards_and_Implicit_Stereotyping/10220315en_US
dc.subjectLiterature and Literary Theoryen_US
dc.subjectCultural Studiesen_US
dc.subjectGender Studiesen_US
dc.titleWhy women don’t win literary awards: the saltire society literary awards and implicit stereotypingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1470-1367
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Leicesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalWomen: A Cultural Reviewen_US
dc.identifier.pii10.1080/09574042.2018.1561047
dc.source.journaltitleWomen: A Cultural Review
dc.source.volume30
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage43
dc.source.endpage65
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-08-31
dc.author.detail787174en_US


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