The ladies of time & space : a gender study of the women of Doctor Who

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dc.contributor.advisor Williams-Hawkins, Maria Antoinette, 1952- Kizer, Zachary Aaron 2016-08-12T12:14:53Z 2016-08-12T12:14:53Z 2015-12
dc.identifier.other A-372
dc.description.abstract Over the course of 52 years, the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who has exposed viewers to a menagerie of female lead characters. In spite of the variety often found in these women, they are expected to fall into a very specific set of characteristics, at least in the minds of the general public. This narrow set of characteristics involves the women of the show being meek, demure, screaming at the monster of the week and existing only to serve as a surrogate for the audience, asking questions to exposit major plot details. Through videos taken from all throughout the series, I analyze the majority of the show's female leads, showing how many of them bend, if not entirely break, the expectations placed on them both by many viewers and, to an extent, the show itself. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Telecommunication.
dc.title The ladies of time & space : a gender study of the women of Doctor Who en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?) en_US

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