Gender in Twentieth-Century Children’s Books

  title={Gender in Twentieth-Century Children’s Books},
  author={Janice M. McCabe and Emily Fairchild and Liz Grauerholz and Bernice A. Pescosolido and Daniel Tope},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  pages={197 - 226}
Gender representations reproduce and legitimate gender systems. To examine this aspect of the gendered social order, we analyze the representation of males and females in the titles and central characters of 5,618 children’s books published throughout the twentieth century in the United States. Compared to females, males are represented nearly twice as often in titles and 1.6 times as often as central characters. By no measure in any book series (i.e., Caldecott award winners, Little Golden… Expand

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