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Maigret, Eric. "Strange Grew Up With Me: Sentimentality and masculinity in readers of superhero comics." Réseaux 7. (1999): 5–27. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.3406/reso.1999.3347
BibTeX citation key: Maigret1999
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Categories: General
Keywords: France, Gender, Identity, Media effects, Superhero, USA
Creators: Maigret
Collection: Réseaux
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This study concerns the consumption of superhero comics in the USA and in France. Drawing on a series of interviews and letters published in magazines over the past three decades, the article shows that, for a considerable part of its readership, this medium represents more than the transmission of a traditional masculinity; it is a means of learning a new and complex identity. The author concludes that the learning of gender identities cannot be seen as a univocal process of inculcation of predetermined roles.
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