The representation of women in Disney princess fairy tale adaptations from 1937 – 2009

Attwell, Megan (2012) The representation of women in Disney princess fairy tale adaptations from 1937 – 2009. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Disney feature length animation…provides us with a unique social and cultural outlet that spanned the entire 20th century, covering a considerable evolution of principles, especially those concerning women’s rights… …over the years the representation of women in Disney feature length animation has evolved and changed with regards to existing social pressures and opinions. The heroines have evolved better reasoning, the stepmothers have slowly ceased to exist as all evil witches and the crone figures have grown more independent and less subservient. In order to see these changes it is necessary to look at an example of classic animation of a European fairytale adaption from various time frames and compare the portrayals.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 14:25
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:10
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/9509

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