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STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF RACE AND GENDER REPRESENTATIONS WITHIN COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS

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Date Issued:
2011
Abstract/Description:
This study examines introductory textbooks images across a variety of disciplines, with particular focus on the ways in which race and gender are shown. This study goes beyond a basic analysis of textbooks, however, and also explores student perceptions of textbook images. My data show that compartmentalization of gender and race into certain themes still occurs within some textbooks. Specifically, white men were more likely to be depicted as hard workers and contributors to the field than any other race and gender. Despite these results, students seemed mixed on the importance of textbook images with many students focused on the extent their textbook was useful for class.
Title: STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF RACE AND GENDER REPRESENTATIONS WITHIN COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS.
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Name(s): Blankenship, Chastity, Author
Grauerholz, Dr. Elizabeth, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examines introductory textbooks images across a variety of disciplines, with particular focus on the ways in which race and gender are shown. This study goes beyond a basic analysis of textbooks, however, and also explores student perceptions of textbook images. My data show that compartmentalization of gender and race into certain themes still occurs within some textbooks. Specifically, white men were more likely to be depicted as hard workers and contributors to the field than any other race and gender. Despite these results, students seemed mixed on the importance of textbook images with many students focused on the extent their textbook was useful for class.
Identifier: CFE0003878 (IID), ucf:48714 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-08-01
Ph.D.
Sciences, Department of Sociology
Masters
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Subject(s): Textbooks
Perceptions
Media Representations
Race
Gender
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0003878
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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