The Ninjas, the X-Men, and the Ladies: Playing with Power and Identity in an Urban Primary School


by Anne Haas Dyson 1994

This paper uses a qualitative study of children's symbolic and social use of superhero stories to examine the children's images of power and gender within an urban elementary classroom. The article discusses ways to help children deal with contradictory pressures of growing up in a multicultural society with inequitable power distribution. (Source: ERIC)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 96 Number 2, 1994, p. 219-239
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 25, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 1:41:12 PM

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