[Review of the book The image of librarians in cinema, 1917-1999]

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Adina L. Riggins, University Archivist (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/

Abstract: Introduction: The Image of Librarians in Cinema, 1917-1999 by Ray Tevis and Brenda Tevis is a discussion of virtually all U.S. and British feature films from the 20th century with librarians in the cast (termed ‘reel librarians’). This study was authored by a pair of librarians with the goal of understanding the representation of their profession in over 200 films. The films of the twentieth century strongly influenced the development and perpetuation of the stereotyped librarian image in all media, as each generation attended the movies in great numbers (p. 1). The authors employ a content analysis methodology to examine reel librarians. The components of the image are visual characteristics (age, eyeglasses, hairstyle, and clothing); socioeconomic status; occupational tasks; and entanglements with the opposite sex.

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Publication
Riggins, A. L. (2007). [Review of the book The image of librarians in cinema, 1917-1999]. Film International, 5 (3), 79-81. doi: 10.1386/fiin.5.3.77 available via http://dx.doi.org.
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Librarians in motion pictures, Libraries in motion pictures, Women librarians, Books--Reviews
Subjects
Librarians in motion pictures
Libraries in motion pictures
Women librarians
Books--Reviews

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