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Maigret, Eric: "Strange Grew Up With Me. Sentimentality and masculinity in readers of superhero comics." In: Réseaux 7.1 (1999), S. 5–27. 
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.3406/reso.1999.3347
BibTeX citation key: Maigret1999
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Categories: General
Keywords: Frankreich, Gender, Identität, Superheld, USA, Wirkung
Creators: Maigret
Collection: Réseaux
This study concerns the consumption of superhero comics in the USA and in France. Drawing on a series of interviews and letters published in magazines over the past three decades, the article shows that, for a considerable part of its readership, this medium represents more than the transmission of a traditional masculinity; it is a means of learning a new and complex identity. The author concludes that the learning of gender identities cannot be seen as a univocal process of inculcation of predetermined roles.
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