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‘The stories most of all’: a content analysis of bestselling children’s books in Britain (1964-2004)

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I use content analysis to address the relationship between sex and race with interactions and activities in bestselling children’s books. Research into children’s books presents a mixed picture for changing portrayals, with different patterns in representations appearing for protagonists and central characters compared to characters in general. I argue that interactions are important for assessing representations and that there is a difference between being present and being involved. The act...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Author

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Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
Role:
Supervisor
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Funding agency for:
Doyle, SL
Grant:
PTA-030-2003-01000
Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Local pid:
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Deposit date:
2009-09-15

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