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The Gendered Culture of Scientific Competence: A Study of Scientist Characters in Doctor Who 1963-2013

Orthia, Lindy; Morgain, Rachel


The present study examines the relationship between gender and scientific competence in fictional representations of scientists in the British science fiction television program Doctor Who. Previous studies of fictional scientists have argued that women are often depicted as less scientifically capable than men, but these have largely taken a simple demographic approach or focused exclusively on female scientist characters. By examining both male and female scientists (n = 222) depicted over...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-03-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Sex Roles
DOI: 10.1007/s11199-016-0597-y
Access Rights: Open Access


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