TV-Hero(in)es of Boys and Girls: Reception Studies of Favorite Characters

TV-Hero(in)es of Boys and Girls: Reception Studies of Favorite Characters

by Maya Gotz

Hardcover

$66.10

Overview

Out of all the media that today’s children encounter, what makes a particular TV character a child’s favorite? Based on 80 case studies, in-depth fan studies and standardized surveys with over 5,000 children between the ages six and twelve in Germany, this book elucidates how girls and boys use TV characters in their everyday lives and their identity work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631647097
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 05/26/2014
Pages: 466
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.06(d)

About the Author

Maya Götz, Dr. phil., is Head of the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI) in Munich and of the PRIX JEUNESSE Foundation.

Table of Contents

Contents: Children’s Favorite TV Characters/Hero(in)es – Reception Studies – Format Studies – Qualitative/Quantitative Approach – Utility Value – Gender Perspective – Work on Identity.

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