The Resource Gender roles and stereotypes revealed in recent best-selling adolescent literature : a content analysis, by Dawn Castagno-Dysart

Gender roles and stereotypes revealed in recent best-selling adolescent literature : a content analysis, by Dawn Castagno-Dysart

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Gender roles and stereotypes revealed in recent best-selling adolescent literature : a content analysis
Title
Gender roles and stereotypes revealed in recent best-selling adolescent literature
Title remainder
a content analysis
Statement of responsibility
by Dawn Castagno-Dysart
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Language
eng
Summary
This content analysis explores the gender roles and stereotypes in the top three best-selling adolescent books over the past ten years (2004-2014). The research was gathered on the books: Twilight (Meyer, 2005), Divergent (Roth, 2012), and The Hunger Games (Collins, 2008) through book synopsis, book notes, and methodological notes. Because a transaction takes place between the reader and text when one reads and books are an important mode of transmitting social and cultural norms, it is during reading that these cultural norms can be transmitted. In this study a typological analysis using aspects of Heine et al.'s (1999) Characteristics to Consider when Examining Children's Books for Positive Gender Role Models and open analysis were used and revealed major and minor themes in regard to both gender roles and stereotypes, as well as progressive gender roles. Findings reveal the major themes being lack of autonomy, damsel in distress, and conventional female stereotypes (a focus on physical/outward appearance, mama bear (compelled to protect young), and female being passive/submissive). The minor themes were cares for others (the characters putting others wants/needs/feelings before their own wants/needs/feelings), value of romance (the female needing the love of a man to be happy and a boyfriend/husband equals female worth), and traditional male stereotypes (the male behaving in an aggressive/assertive manner, controlling and strong). Teachers, media specialist/librarians, and parents need to take care when choosing books to read to children and make sure to include books that have strong female characters, as well as encourage children to think critically about the gender roles and stereotypes they may encounter in the books they read
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MUU
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Castagno-Dysart, Dawn
Degree
Ph. D.
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Thesis
Dissertation year
2016.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Gilles, Carol
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  • Young adult literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature
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Gender roles and stereotypes revealed in recent best-selling adolescent literature : a content analysis, by Dawn Castagno-Dysart
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  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Carol Gilles
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-190)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
987910840
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 193 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)987910840
Label
Gender roles and stereotypes revealed in recent best-selling adolescent literature : a content analysis, by Dawn Castagno-Dysart
Publication
Note
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Carol Gilles
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-190)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
987910840
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 193 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987910840

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