What do transmedia franchises and popular cultural memory have to do with gender and subjectivity in early childhood environments? Tifanie Valade discusses a qualitative study of two early years centres in Quebec that examines how young children take up highly gendered transmedia narratives during pretend play. Results suggest that popular cultural memory plays an important part in children’s enactment of gendered subjectivities, as they both embrace and resist hegemonic gender discourses via tropes from princess and superhero transmedia genres.
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