EXPLORING​ ​ CHILDREN'S​ ​ GENDER​ ​ IDENTITIES AND​ ​ THE​ ​ DISNEY​ ​ COMPANY

Kelsey​ Raynard
unpublished
Cultu al const uctions of masculinit and femininit in mass media impact the fo mation of gende ed identities f om an e t emel oung age. Rep esentations of masculinit and femininit a e e plicitl and implicitl embodied in child en s to s, books, mo ies, and a ious othe p oducts aimed at co alling oung child en into specific gende oles. 1ne of the most influential p oduce s and dist ibuto s of these gende ed p oducts is the Disne Compan , hose effo ts aimed at a ast economic, social and cultu al
more » ... cial and cultu al monopol ha e impacted child en and thei fo mations of identit since its c eation in . ultu al const uctions of masculinit and femininit in mass media impact the fo mation of gende ed identities f om an e t emel oung age. Rep esentations of masculinit and femininit a e e plicitl and implicitl embodied in child en s to s, books, mo ies, and a ious othe p oducts aimed at co alling oung child en into specific gende oles. 1ne of the most influential p oduce s and dist ibuto s of these gende ed p oducts is the Disne Compan , hose effo ts aimed at a ast economic, social and cultu al monopol ha e impacted child en and thei fo mations of identit since its c eation in . Ho has the e tensi e eign of the Disne Compan cont ibuted to the fo mation of gende ed identities in oung child en? Th ough p og ession of gende ed ep esentations that spans gene ations -mo ing f om st ict ep oductions of "este n pat ia chal bina gende no ms to seemingl mo e p og essi e unde standings and ep esentations of gende -the Disne Compan has continuousl no malized a misog nist and pat ia chal social o ganization. Since , ep esentations of masculinit in Disne p oductions ha e ostensibl attempted to eflect la ge social mo ements to a d a mo e enlightened and At this time of this paper's composition, Kelsey Raynard was a 4 th year student in the English Department of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities attending Lakehead University's Thunder Bay campus.
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