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Disney's Fashionable Girls: Signs and symbols in the costume dress of Disney's female characters.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Fashion Studies.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Disney’s princesses and heroines have long captured the minds and hearts of young girls with their magical dress. This thesis researches the fashion symbols in a chosen set of animated movies and relate this to children’s reception, sexuality and gender issues and narrative identities. A semiotic analysis of the movies and relating them to read literature will shine a new light on this subject. 

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2014. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Disney, princesses, children, girls, body ideals, sexuality, gender, innocence, film, animated movies, narrative identities, semiotics.
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Visual Arts Design Cultural Studies Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Sociology Media Studies Studies on Film
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-105532OAI: diva2:728770
Available from: 2014-06-25 Created: 2014-06-24 Last updated: 2014-06-25Bibliographically approved

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