Gendered Images in Oral History Documentary: A Case Study of Wode Kangzhan

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Date created: 
2017-08-17
Identifier: 
etd10331
Keywords: 
Gender representation
Gender hegemony
Oral history
Documentary
Wode Kangzhan
Abstract: 

This essay explores the discourse construction of gender images in oral history documentaries through a case study of an influential Chinese oral history documentary series called Wode Kangzhan (My War of Resistance). It first outlines the rise of oral history studies and in recent years and its benefits. Besides, it introduces the influence and importance of Wode Kangzhan. Then, the article examines the overall gendered images in the documentary through data analysis and employs discourse analysis to reveal the documentary's gendered discourse through selected story lines. It finds out that Wode Kangzhan has a gendered discourse disciplined by gender hegemony.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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Senior supervisor: 
Kirsten McAllister
Department: 
Communication, Art & Technology: School of Communication
Thesis type: 
(Extended Essay) M.A.
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