Dafna Lemish

Dafna Lemish, who received her Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1982, is associate professor and Chair of the Department of Communication, Tel Aviv University. Her research, teaching and activism focus on the areas of children and media, and on gender representations and identity construction. She has published extensively in these areas in international academic books and journals.

Articles by this author

Media, Israeli: Portrayal of Women

The integrated examination of the content of the Israeli print and electronic media engaged either in documenting reality (e.g. newspapers, news programs, current-events programs, talk shows, social programs) or in entertainment (e.g. quiz shows, soap operas, children’s programs) demonstrates the perception of the marginality of women in Israeli society. While men are presented as the “normal,” women, who constitute the majority of society, are presented as the minority “other”—the exception, the incomplete, the impaired, the marginal.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Dafna Lemish." (Viewed on May 24, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/lemish-dafna>.

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