ERIC Number: EJ662508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Picture Book Soldiers: Men and Messages.
Desai, Christina M.
Reading Horizons, v42 n2 p77-98 2001
Examines children's picture books about soldiers and war, including fiction, folktales, and historical fiction, analyzing their implicit and explicit messages about war and the military, and evaluating them for gender stereotyping. Finds that the soldiers conform almost uniformly to an exaggerated male stereotype. Shows different value judgments about war and conflict resolution in the fiction vs. the historical fiction and in the historical fiction about earlier vs. later historical periods. (SG)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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