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How children's fiction helps to uphold gender stereotypes - especially within the family unit

posted on 04 Aug 2015

 

 

How children’s fiction helps to uphold gender stereotypes, especially within the family unit

 

 

This paper looks at how three twentieth century children’s books: The Family from One End Street by Eve Garnett (1937); The Tiger who came to Tea by Judith Kerr (1968) and The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson (1999) each reflect and contribute towards dominant ideas about gender stereotypes.

A paper written by Jane Allcroft

August 2015

Jane_Allcroft_essay.pdf