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Baker, Kaysee und Arthur A. Raney: "Equally Super? Gender-Role Stereotyping of Superheroes in Children’s Animated Programs." In: Mass Communication and Society 10.1 (2007), S. 25–41.
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Keywords: Adaption, Animation, Empirie, Gender, Kinder- und Jugendcomics, Superheld, TV, USA
Creators: Baker, Raney
Collection: Mass Communication and Society
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This study analyzes portrayals of female and male superheroes in children’s cartoons. Specifically, this study investigated whether or not animated superheroes were portrayed in gender-role stereotypical ways. Coders analyzed 70 characters from 160 hours of recorded programming. Surprisingly, the researchers found few instances of traditional gender-role stereotyping. However, a trend toward defining “superheroics” in strictly traditional masculine terms was noted. Various media theories are used to discuss the potential effects of these portrayals.