ERIC Number: EJ497422
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Publicizing, Politicizing, and Neutralizing Homelessness: Comic Strips.
Penner, Maurice; Penner, Susan
Communication Research, v21 n6 p766-81 Dec 1994
Analyzes 231 comic strips and 126 editorial cartoons featuring homelessness to uncover differences between public opinion manifested in popular culture and views held by local and national power groups. Finds that 57% of comic strips and 30% of editorial cartoons are neutralizing, either by using the homeless as "props" for other stories or issues or by belittling their plight. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Methods of Observing Popular Culture.