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Kom tillbaka med hennes hjärta!: En studie om hur våld skildras i Disneyfilmer ur ett genusperspektiv
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Return with her heart! : A study about how violence are depicted in Disney movies from a gender perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

This study examines the depiction of violence in Disney films by investigating the relation between violence and the characters from the 1930’s until today with focus on a gender perspective. The films are Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Tangled and Frozen. The theoretical framework is based on the works of Devin McKinney, Henry Giroux and Slavoj Zizeks categorizations of violence.

The results of the study show that the hyperreal form of violence have increased substantially, while the structural violence, such as detention, has been reduced and made visible in the narrative. There has also been a change in how the female characters relate to violence. In the earlier movies they took on a passive role, but later on they used violence in a more defensive way. In terms of the antagonists, a difference could be seen between the male and female characters. The female characters more often used other people to help them exercise violence, whilst the male characters did it themselves. The physical violence was more commonly used by the male characters, and the psychological violence was more common among the female characters.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 41
Keywords [en]
Disney, violence, gender, children's films, stereotypes, content analysis
Keywords [sv]
Disney, våld, genus, barnfilm, stereotyper, innehållsanalys
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Humanities Studies on Film
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60887OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-60887DiVA, id: diva2:1076472
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
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Available from: 2017-02-24 Created: 2017-02-22 Last updated: 2017-02-24Bibliographically approved

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