Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Communication and Culture
Using textual and discourse analysis and a semiotic, narrative approach to television texts, I explore representations of identity, specifically interracial couples. I use three interracial couples on the popular mainstream television show Heroes to analyze and explicate the ideological portrayals of gender, race and their interplay as shown on television. Taking into account historical gender and race representational studies on television, I analyze Heroes as a multiracial, current mainstream television show in the contemporary comic book genre to understand the ways interracial couples are represented.
Lasch, Sarah, "Representation of interracial couples on mainstream television : confining identities of race and gender in Heroes" (2007). Theses and dissertations. Paper 318.