Family man in advertising? A content analysis of male domesticity and fatherhood in Taiwanese commercials

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Abstract

This study examines how Taiwanese commercials represent women and men, particularly men, in the family context as spouses and parents. A content analysis of prime-time commercials indicates that advertising representations of gender roles have made only slight and slow progress. Men are much less likely than women to be shown doing housework and taking care of children. When men are shown as nurturant fathers, their involvements with children are limited to playing with offspring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-439
Number of pages17
JournalAsian Journal of Communication
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

Keywords

  • Fatherhood
  • Gender stereotype
  • Male domesticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Education

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