'œ...This handy bibliography of research on stereotypical television portrayals abstracts studies published in a variety of popular and scholarly journals, books, and U.S. government publications.... There are 423 entries divided into five sections: 'Women and Sex-Roles,' 'Racial and Ethnic Minorities,' 'Aging and Age-Roles,' 'Sexual Behavior and Orientations,' and 'Health and Handicaps'; each section is arranged alphabetically by author. Full bibliographic citation, information on the sampling on which the study was based, and an abstract of the findings are given for each entry. Material included is as recent as 1984, and goes back as far as 'Marcus Welby,' if not earlier. The Introduction summarizes findings, describes trends, and draws conclusions. There are author and subject indexes.... This book is of value not only as a bibliographic tool for industries, organizations, educational institutions, and libraries interested in the sociology of stereotyping on television and its ramifications, but as a convenient source of data because of the abstracts.'' Reference Books BulletinNancy Signorielli is the author of 'Role Portrayal and Stereotyping on Television: An Annotated Bibliography of Studies Relating to Women, Minorities, Aging, Sexual Behavior, Health, and ... (Bibliographies and Indexes in Sociology)', published 1985 under ISBN 9780313248559 and ISBN 0313248559.