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dc.contributor.author Tokheim, Darren Jacob
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-22T21:28:53Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-22T21:28:53Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/204027
dc.description.abstract Asexuality is largely misunderstood in mainstream society. Part of this misunderstanding is due to how asexuality has been portrayed in popular culture. This thesis is a content analysis of representations of asexual characters in popular culture, including television, film, comics, and podcasts, and how this representation has changed over time. Specifically, this work finds that early depictions of asexual characters, from the mid- 2000’s, were subjected to common negative stereotypes surrounding asexuality, and that more recent depictions, from the mid-2010’s, have treated asexuality as a valid sexual orientation worthy of attention. However, as asexuality has become more accepted, the representations of asexuality remain few and far between. en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 33 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher San Francisco State University en_US
dc.rights Copyright by Darren Jacob Tokheim, 2018 en_US
dc.source AS36 2018 HMSX .T65
dc.title When the invisible become visible : how asexuality is represented in popular culture en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Human Sexuality Studies en_US
dc.description.degree Sexuality Studies


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