Fairy tale interrupted: Feminism, Masculinity, Wonder Cinema by Allison Craven

Fairy tale interrupted: Feminism, Masculinity, Wonder Cinema

byAllison Craven

Kobo ebook | January 11, 2017

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Feminism, masculinity and fairy tale figure within an extended analysis of Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991), in light of the live-action remake, Beauty and the Beast (2017). The history of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast is compared with Disney's adaptation which centralises the figure of the Beast rather than the heroine, Belle. A flagship during a key period of Disney’s corporate expansion in the early 1990s, in the first section of the book, the production is situated with respect to gender histories in the corresponding period: the rise of post-feminism, and its implicit disavowal of feminism, the mythopoetic men’s movement and the crisis of masculinity. The following section canvasses views of masculinity in second wave feminism and the role of myth and fairy in key works of feminism. A critical discussion ensues of twenty-first century wonder cinema in which the influence of feminist ideas is seen to circulate within the pastiche treatments of fairy tales and enchantment.

Title:Fairy tale interrupted: Feminism, Masculinity, Wonder CinemaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 11, 2017Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034324715

ISBN - 13:9783034324717

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