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Children’s Entertainment Media: Teaching Kids to be Accepting of Others and Themselves

Heroes, Heroines, and Everything in Between: Challenging Gender and Sexuality Stereotypes in Children’s Entertainment Media. Edited by Carrielynn D. Reinhard and Christopher J. Olson, Lanham, MD, Lexington Books, 2017. 270 pp. $105.00 (cloth). ISBN: 978–1–4985-3957-9, $99.50 (Electronic). ISBN: 978–1–4985-3958-6
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The collection presented in Heroes, Heroines, and Everything in Between: Challenging Gender and Sexuality Stereotypes in Children’s Entertainment Mediauses examples found in a variety of different children’s media to demonstrate the wide range of ways in which children’s media challenges gender conformity and binary gender as well as heteronormativity. The focus of Reinhard and Olson’s anthology is the ways by which children’s media introduce children to traditional and nontraditional, typical and atypical gender and sexuality representations. The characters showcased in this anthology break away from traditional roles, identities, sexualities, and presentations in a wide range of cultures and social locations. The fact that there is a wide range of representations that are nontraditional and atypical in children’s media outlets demonstrates the wider societal tolerance and acceptance of these representations available to children today. Exposure to nontraditional gender and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LimerickCo.LimerickRepublic of Ireland

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