ERIC Number: EJ920601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
"Aren't These Boy Books?": High School Students' Readings of Gender in Graphic Novels
Moeller, Robin A.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v54 n7 p476-484 Apr 2011
The author, a former library media specialist, often heard female students describe graphic novels as being "boy books" and sought to examine how a group of high school girls and boys read gender in three graphic novels. Through focus group and individual interviews, the participants indicated that they enjoyed reading graphic novels to varying extents, and they did not feel that graphic novels were geared only toward boys. Despite this conclusion, the students' responses revealed points of contention in terms of how they identified themselves as graphic novel readers and how they considered graphic novels to be forms of school knowledge.
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Novels, Males, High School Students, Gender Issues, Gender Differences, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Females, Ideology, Reading Material Selection
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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