Positioning of Children on Commercials According to Gender Theory: An Analysis About 'Kinder' Television Commercials

Kalan Ö.

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI ILETISIM FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.1, ss.75-89, 2010 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.75-89


All individual whom create the society, start to learn nature, social life, their own personality and the way of thinking from their childhood. According to social learning theory Learning improve with obversing the others behaviours. In this point of view, childdren learn their roles about sexual identity from their parents, closed social environment and media messages. At the present time, gender-related codes are transmitted by advertisements on mass media to the consumers. Today children turn into a consumer too. Today, the children became one consumer. The advertisements which contain lots of information shape their identity and way of thinking. In this study, is looking for how children positioning, according to gender roles on television commercials. 'Kinder', is a global brand which comes the mind with its kid characters. Because of this reason, three 'Kinder' television commercials which is broad casting in Turkey are analysised in the context of gender role models. While the analyzing related commercials, parents 'gender roles, girls and boys roles and behavior of parents to their children issues is taken notice. Semiological analysis approach is chosen as a research method.