Naked Ladies and Macho Men: A Feminist Content Analysis of a Burgeoning Graphic Novels Collection
To determine whether graphic novels collection development policies need to be adjusted, this study used a feminist framework to analyze the content of ten percent of the graphic novels collection at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Library at the University of North Carolina (UNC). The content analysis results indicate that more men than women are protagonists, men are likelier to commit physical violence, and women are more likely to be suggestively clad or naked. Recommendations for collecting pro-feminist books to supplement existing graphic novels collections are included.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:graphic novels evaluation selection feminism collection development women in literature
Date of Publication:03/28/2005