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Librarians in Film: A Changing Stereotype

by Rudolph, Megan A.

Abstract (Summary)
The stereotypical image of librarians in film is examined through a content analysis study of thirty-five librarian characters in twenty films spanning the years 1921 to 2004. Previous research into the stereotype of the librarian is reviewed, followed by an analysis of the physical, environmental, and social characteristics of the librarian characters. The results of the analysis show some evidence that the image of librarians in film has changed over time.
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Advisor:Deborah Barreau

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:librarians in motion pictures libraries stereotypes of

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Date of Publication:04/03/2008

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