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    Aging With Disney and the Gendering of Evil.

    Elnahla, Nada (2015) Aging With Disney and the Gendering of Evil. Journal of Literature and Art Studies, 5 (2). ISSN 21595836

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    Walt Disney animated films are considered synonymous with wholesome family entertainment despite the inherent negative messages of gender, age, and power hierarchies behind them. This paper proposes to explore the aspect of age as intersecting with gender through the villainesses in six of Disney’s popular animated films: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Cinderella (1950), Sleeping Beauty (1959), The Little Mermaid (1989), Tangled (2010), and Frozen (2013). How Disney alters the actions of major and minor characters, and the construction of aging female characters and the key characteristics they exhibit during their fight for eternal youth, beauty, and social and political power will be analyzed, attempting to show how Disney is not a harmless substitute for a babysitter for children.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: aging; ageism; feminism; Disney; animated films; villain;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 17192
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    Depositing User: Nada Elnahla
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2023 14:56
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Literature and Art Studies
    Publisher: David Journal Company
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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