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ERIC Number: EJ612418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
The Pink Dragon Is Female: Halloween Costumes and Gender Markers.
Nelson, Adie
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v24 n2 p137-44 Jun 2000
Content analysis of children's Halloween costumes explored how children's fantasy dress reproduces and reiterates conventional gender messages. Both male and female costumes contained high proportions of heroes. Feminine costumes were clustered in a narrow range depicting traditional femininity, with higher proportions of animals and foodstuffs. Masculine costumes emphasized warriors and tended to feature villains. There were few gender-neutral costumes. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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