Ways of Being Male: Representing Masculinities in Children's Literature and Film

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Given the substantial impact of feminism on children's literature and culture during the last quarter century, it comes as no surprise that gender studies have focused predominantly on issues of female representation. The question of how the same patriarchal ideology structured representations of male bodies and behaviors was until very recently a marginal discussion. Now that masculinity has emerges as an overt theme in children's literature and film, critical consideration of the subject is timely, if not long overdue. ...

Ways of Being Male: Representing Masculinities in Children's Literature and Film 2008, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415995153

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