Diversity in Disney Films: Critical Essays on Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality and Disability

Diversity in Disney Films: Critical Essays on Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality and Disability Author Johnson Cheu
ISBN-10 0786446013
ISBN-13 9780786446018
Year 2013-01-10
Pages 315
Language English
Publisher McFarland
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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

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Different Bodies

Different Bodies Author Marja Evelyn Mogk
ISBN-10 9780786465354
Release 2013-09-20
Pages 284