Culture and conflict : The portrayal of Blacks in U.S. children's picture books through the mid- and late-twentieth century

@article{Pescosolido1997CultureAC,
  title={Culture and conflict : The portrayal of Blacks in U.S. children's picture books through the mid- and late-twentieth century},
  author={B. Pescosolido and E. Grauerholz and Melissa A. Milkie},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  year={1997},
  volume={62},
  pages={443-464}
}
Using three sets of children's books, the authors document changes in racial images and examine the relationship between culture, gatekeeping and conflict in society. In terms of the representation of Black, four findings stand out. First, the portrayal of Black characters over time is nonlinear and can be divided into reasonably distinct phases : declining representation from the late 1930s through the late 1950s, nearly zero representation from that point through 1964, a dramatic increase… Expand

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