Gender in Twentieth-Century Children’s Books Patterns of Disparity in Titles and Central Characters

@article{McCabe2011GenderIT,
  title={Gender in Twentieth-Century Children’s Books Patterns of Disparity in Titles and Central Characters},
  author={Janice M. McCabe and Emily Fairchild and Liz Grauerholz and Bernice A. Pescosolido and Daniel Tope},
  journal={Gender & Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={25},
  pages={197-226}
}
  • Janice M. McCabe, Emily Fairchild, +2 authors Daniel Tope
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Gender & Society
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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