Download or read book From Mouse to Mermaid PDF or another Format written by Elizabeth Bell and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1995-11 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Mouse to Mermaid, an interdisciplinary collection of original essays, is the first comprehensive, critical treatment of Disney cinema. Addressing children's classics as well as the Disney affiliates' more recent attempts to capture adult audiences, the contributors respond to the Disney film legacy from feminist, marxist, poststructuralist, and cultural studies perspectives. The volume contemplates Disney's duality as an American icon and as an industry of cultural production, created in and through fifty years of filmmaking. The contributors treat a range of topics at issue in contemporary cultural studies: the performance of gender, race, and class; the engendered images of science, nature, technology, family, and business. The compilation of voices in From Mouse to Mermaid creates a persuasive cultural critique of Disney's ideology. The contributors are Bryan Attebery, Elizabeth Bell, Claudia Card, Chris Cuomo, Ramona Fernandez, Henry A. Giroux, Robert Haas, Lynda Haas, Susan Jeffords, N. Soyini Madison, Susan Miller, Patrick Murphy, David Payne, Greg Rode, Laura Sells, and Jack Zipes.
Download or read book Pixar's Boy Stories PDF or another Format written by Shannon R. Wooden and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-03-27 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since Toy Story, its first feature in 1995, Pixar Animation Studios has produced a string of commercial and critical successes including Monsters, Inc.; WALL-E; Finding Nemo; The Incredibles; Cars; and Up. In nearly all of these films, male characters are prominently featured, usually as protagonists. Despite obvious surface differences, these figures often follow similar narratives toward domestic fulfillment and civic engagement. However, these characters are also hypermasculine types whose paths lead to postmodern social roles more revelatory of the current “crisis” that sociologists and others have noted in boy culture. In Pixar’s Boy Stories: Masculinity in a Postmodern Age, Shannon R. Wooden and Ken Gillam examine how boys become men and how men measure up in films produced by the animation giant. Offering counterintuitive readings of boy culture, this book describes how the films quietly but forcefully reiterate traditional masculine norms in terms of what they praise and what they condemn. Whether toys or ants, monsters or cars, Pixar’s males succeed or fail according to the “boy code,” the relentlessly policed gender standards rampant in American boyhood. Structured thematically around major issues in contemporary boy culture, the book discusses conformity, hypermasculinity, social hierarchies, disability, bullying, and an implicit critique of postmodern parenting. Unprecedented in its focus on Pixar and boys in its films, this book offers a valuable perspective to current conversations about gender and cinema. Providing a critical discourse about masculine roles in animated features, Pixar’s Boy Stories will be of interest to scholars of film, media, and gender studies and to parents.
Download or read book Reading the Rabbit PDF or another Format written by Kevin S. Sandler and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On cartoon animation
Author : Natalie Le Clue
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release Date : 2022-02-11
ISBN 10 : 9781801175647
Pages : 304 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (81 users)
Download or read book Gender and Female Villains in 21st Century Fairy Tale Narratives PDF or another Format written by Natalie Le Clue and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-11 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For every hero, there is a villain, and for every villain there is a story. But how much do we really know about the villain? Filling a gap in the field of gender representation and character evolution, the chapters in this edited collection focus on female villains in the fairy tale narratives of 21st Century media.
Download or read book Mother Jones Magazine PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1996-05 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mother Jones is an award-winning national magazine widely respected for its groundbreaking investigative reporting and coverage of sustainability and environmental issues.
Download or read book Heroes, Heroines, and Everything in Between PDF or another Format written by CarrieLynn D. Reinhard and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-09-20 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Current characters in children’s entertainment media illustrate a growing trend of representations that challenge or subvert traditional notions of gender and sexuality. From films to picture books to animated television series, children’s entertainment media around the world has consistently depicted stereotypically traditional gender roles and heterosexual relationships as the normal way that people act and engage with one another. Heroes, Heroines, and Everything in Between: Challenging Gender and Sexuality Stereotypes in Children's Entertainment Media examines how this media ecology now includes a presence for nonheteronormative genders and sexualities. It considers representations of such identities in various media products (e.g., comic books, television shows, animated films, films, children’s literature) meant for children (e.g., toddlers to teenagers). The contributors seek to identify and understand characterizations that go beyond these traditional understandings of gender and sexuality. By doing so, they explore these nontraditional representations and consider what they say about the current state of children’s entertainment media, popular culture, and global acceptance of these gender identities and sexualities.
Download or read book Identity in Animation PDF or another Format written by Jane Batkin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-02-17 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Identity in Animation: A Journey into Self, Difference, Culture and the Body uncovers the meaning behind some of the most influential characters in the history of animation and questions their unique sense of who they are and how they are formed. Jane Batkin explores how identity politics shape the inner psychology of the character and their exterior motivation, often buoyed along by their questioning of ‘place’ and ‘belonging’ and driven by issues of self, difference, gender and the body. Through this, Identity in Animation illustrates and questions the construction of stereotypes as well as unconventional representations within American, European and Eastern animation. It does so with examples such as the strong gender tropes of Japan’s Hayao Miyazaki, the strange relationships created by Australian director Adam Elliot and Nick Park’s depiction of Britishness. In addition, this book discusses Betty Boop’s sexuality and ultimate repression, Warner Bros’ anarchic, self-aware characters and Disney’s fascinating representation of self and society. Identity in Animation is an ideal book for students and researchers of animation studies, as well as any media and film studies students taking modules on animation as part of their course.
Author : Mardia J. Bishop
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2009-10-27
ISBN 10 : 9780313375316
Pages : 234 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (313 users)
Download or read book Mommy Angst: Motherhood in American Popular Culture PDF or another Format written by Mardia J. Bishop and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2009-10-27 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This revealing work looks at representations of motherhood from a wide range of pop culture sources to explore larger questions about the image and self-image of mothers in the United States. • 12 contributors—accomplished scholars from a range of fields, including theatre, literature studies, sociology, film, women's studies, media studies, and psychology • A chronology showing how portrayals of motherhood have evolved over time • Bibliographies with each essay, listing key sources in print and online for further reading • A comprehensive index
Download or read book Moving Environments PDF or another Format written by Alexa Weik von Mossner and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2014-10-07 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film, international scholars investigate how films portray human emotional relationships with the more-than-human world and how such films act upon their viewers’ emotions. Emotion and affect are the basic mechanisms that connect us to our environment, shape our knowledge, and motivate our actions. Contributors explore how film represents and shapes human emotion in relation to different environments and what role time, place, and genre play in these affective processes. Individual essays resituate well-researched environmental films such as An Inconvenient Truth and March of the Penguins by paying close attention to their emotionalizing strategies, and bring to our attention the affective qualities of films that have so far received little attention from ecocritics, such as Stan Brakhage’s Dog Star Man. The collection opens a new discursive space at the disciplinary intersection of film studies, affect studies, and a growing body of ecocritical scholarship. It will be of interest not only to scholars and students working in the field of ecocriticism and the environmental humanities, but for everyone with an interest in our emotional responses to film.
Author : Pauline Greenhill
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2018-03-28
ISBN 10 : 9781317368793
Pages : 664 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (317 users)
Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Media and Fairy-Tale Cultures PDF or another Format written by Pauline Greenhill and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-03-28 with total page 664 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Cinderella to comic con to colonialism and more, this companion provides readers with a comprehensive and current guide to the fantastic, uncanny, and wonderful worlds of the fairy tale across media and cultures. It offers a clear, detailed, and expansive overview of contemporary themes and issues throughout the intersections of the fields of fairy-tale studies, media studies, and cultural studies, addressing, among others, issues of reception, audience cultures, ideology, remediation, and adaptation. Examples and case studies are drawn from a wide range of pertinent disciplines and settings, providing thorough, accessible treatment of central topics and specific media from around the globe.
Download or read book Diversity in Disney Films PDF or another Format written by Johnson Cheu and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-01-04 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although its early films featured racial caricatures and exclusively Caucasian heroines, Disney has, in recent years, become more multicultural in its filmic fare and its image. From Aladdin and Pocahontas to the Asian American boy Russell in Up, from the first African American princess in The Princess and the Frog to “Spanish–mode” Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 3, Disney films have come to both mirror and influence our increasingly diverse society. This essay collection gathers recent scholarship on representations of diversity in Disney and Disney/Pixar films, not only exploring race and gender, but also drawing on perspectives from newer areas of study, particularly sexuality/queer studies, critical whiteness studies, masculinity studies and disability studies. Covering a wide array of films, from Disney’s early days and “Golden Age” to the Eisner era and current fare, these essays highlight the social impact and cultural significance of the entertainment giant. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Download or read book On Disney PDF or another Format written by Ute Dettmar and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-09-15 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Disney – This name stands not only for a company that has had global reach from its early days, but also for a successful aesthetic programme and ideological positions that have had great commercial success but at the same time have been frequently criticised. Straddling traditionalism and modernism, Disney productions have proven adaptable to social discourses and technical and media developments throughout its history. This volume brings together scholars from several European countries to explore various dimensions that constitute ‘Disney.’ In line with current media and cultural studies research, the chapters deal with human-human and human-animal relations, gender and diversity, iconic characters and narratives, Disney’s contribution to cultural and visual heritage, and transmedial and transfictional spaces of experience and practices of participation associated with Disney story worlds.
Download or read book Animation PDF or another Format written by Paul Wells and published by Wallflower Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Animation: Genre and Authorship explores the distinctive language of animation, its production processes, and the particular questions about who makes it, under what conditions and with what purpose. In this first study to look specifically at the ways in which animation displays unique models of "auteurism" and how it revises generic categories, Paul Wells challenges the prominence of live-action movie-making as the first form of contemporary cinema and visual culture. The book also includes interviews with Ray Harryhausen and Caroline Leaf, and a full "timeline" of the history of animation.
Download or read book Good Girls & Wicked Witches PDF or another Format written by Amy M. Davis and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2007-02-20 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An in-depth view of the way popular female stereotypes were reflected in—and were shaped by—the portrayal of women in Disney’s animated features. In Good Girls and Wicked Witches, Amy M. Davis re-examines the notion that Disney heroines are rewarded for passivity. Davis proceeds from the assumption that, in their representations of femininity, Disney films both reflected and helped shape the attitudes of the wider society, both at the time of their first release and subsequently. Analyzing the construction of (mainly human) female characters in the animated films of the Walt Disney Studio between 1937 and 2001, she attempts to establish the extent to which these characterizations were shaped by wider popular stereotypes. Davis argues that it is within the most constructed of all moving images of the female form—the heroine of the animated film—that the most telling aspects of Woman as the subject of Hollywood iconography and cultural ideas of American womanhood are to be found. “A fascinating compilation of essays in which [Davis] examined the way Disney has treated female characters throughout its history.” —PopMatters
Author : Gordon B. Arnold
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2016-11-28
ISBN 10 : 9781440833601
Pages : 282 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (44 users)
Download or read book Animation and the American Imagination: A Brief History PDF or another Format written by Gordon B. Arnold and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-11-28 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing a detailed historical overview of animated film and television in the United States over more than a century, this book examines animation within the U.S. film and television industry as well as in the broader sociocultural context. • Documents the evolution of U.S. animation, from its origins in newspaper cartooning at the beginning of the 20th century to the digital creations of the late 20th century and beyond • Reveals social influence on animation across history, including issues of race and gender • Identifies a new preoccupation of the American public with animation and reconsiders popular animated films and TV shows in this light • Discusses major figures, themes, and studios involved in the production of American animated film and television • Identifies major achievements and controversies in the history of animation in the United States
Author : Maria Tatar
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2017
ISBN 10 : 9780393289787
Pages : 368 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (393 users)
Download or read book The Classic Fairy Tales (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) PDF or another Format written by Maria Tatar and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2017 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “I have used this textbook for four courses on children’s literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it.” —Lita Barrie, California State University, Los Angeles This Norton Critical Edition includes: · Seven different tale types: “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,” “Bluebeard,” and “Tricksters.” These groupings include multicultural versions, literary rescriptings, and introductions and annotations by Maria Tatar. · Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde. · More than fifteen critical essays exploring the various aspects of fairy tales. New to the Second Edition are interpretations by Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Lüthi, Lewis Hyde, Jessica Tiffin, and Hans-Jörg Uther. · A revised and updated Selected Bibliography.
Download or read book The Animation Studies Reader PDF or another Format written by Nichola Dobson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2018-10-18 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Animation Studies Reader brings together both key writings within animation studies and new material in emerging areas of the field. The collection provides readers with seminal texts that ground animation studies within the contexts of theory and aesthetics, form and genre, and issues of representation. The first section collates key readings on animation theory, on how we might conceptualise animation, and on some of the fundamental qualities of animation. New material is also introduced in this section specifically addressing questions raised by the nature, style and materiality of animation. The second section outlines some of the main forms that animation takes, which includes discussions of genre. Although this section cannot be exhaustive, the material chosen is particularly useful as it provides samples of analysis that can illuminate some of the issues the first section of the book raises. The third section focuses on issues of representation and how the medium of animation might have an impact on how bodies, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity are represented. These representations can only be read through an understanding of the questions that the first two sections of the book raise; we can only decode these representations if we take into account form and genre, and theoretical conceptualisations such as visual pleasure, spectacle, the uncanny, realism etc.