Comics and Gender

Gibson, Mel (2016) Comics and Gender. In: The Routledge Companion to Comics. Routledge, pp. 285-293. ISBN 9780415729000

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Gender and comics is a huge and complex field, so this essay can only flag up a few key themes: first, representation within comics, something that varies according to genre; second, gender and audience, again, this varies according to historical period, geographical location and genre; finally, creators and gender. Historically, the medium has, in English-speaking countries, been seen as dominated by male creators. The issue of creators and gender is further complicated in relation to genre, as we shall see. These issues tend to be intertwined, in that many of the debates link the depiction of female characters with a supposed, or intended, impact upon readers. Here, ideas about media effects, and sometimes moral panics, link with comics and gender.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L300 Sociology
P300 Media studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2018 10:34
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 20:00

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