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TV-Hero(in)es of Boys and Girls
Reception Studies of Favorite Characters





Out of all the media that today‘s children encounter, what makes a particular TV character a child‘s favorite? Based on 80 case studies, in-depth fan studies and standardized surveys with over 5,000 6- to 12-year-olds in Germany, this book elucidates how girls and boys use TV characters in their everyday lives and identity work.
„Spanning a decade of highly innovative methodological work, this book gathers together a unique collection of studies as well as thought-provoking ideas about children’s relationships with their favorite television characters. A unique voice in the study of children and television, Maya Götz offers us a wealth of empirical findings and surprising interpretations to dig into and learn from!“

Prof. Dafna Lemish,
Southern Illinois University


Maya Götz: TV-Hero(in)es of Boys and Girls. Reception Studies of Favorite Characters
Peter Lang Publishing Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2014. X.
Print: ISBN 978-3-631-64709-7 hb. (Hardcover) eBook: ISBN 978-3-653-04304-4