"Teachers' Hegemony Sucks": examining Beavis and Butt-head for signs of life

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Abstract

The analysis of cultural artefacts, such as cartoons and films, provides the potential to gain insights into both the professional identities of teachers and the behaviour and self-concepts of students. This paper suggests that the ostensibly banal animated cartoon characters Beavis and Butt-head offer some utility in this respect. The paper explores aspects of the stereotypes and behaviour represented in the Beavis and Butt-head series and briefly discusses some possible interpretations of these images
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-428
Number of pages12
JournalEducational Studies
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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