Show Less
Restricted access

TV-Hero(in)es of Boys and Girls

Reception Studies of Favorite Characters

Maya Götz

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 children between the ages six and twelve in Germany, this book elucidates how girls and boys use TV characters in their everyday lives and their identity work.
Show Summary Details
Restricted access

“Because He Is the Funniest“


“Because He Is the Funniest”

Fascination With SpongeBob SquarePants

Are ya ready kids? Aye, Aye captain!I can’t heeeaaar yooouuu!



You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.