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Skönheten och Idealen : En studie i hur prinsessornas könsroller har förändrats över tid i Disneyfilmer
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Beauty and the ideals : A study of how princesses gender roles changed over time in Disney movies (English)
Abstract [sv]

The purpose of this paper is to examine how the portrayal of the Disney princesses have changed over time, we looked at eleven movies with a total of twelve different princesses. We wanted to see if there were any stereotypical roles of women in Disney movies and we wanted to see when the most obvious change occured in the portrayal of the princesses. This paper has used the method of qualitative content analysis using a semiotic and narrative analysis with the help of the actant model. We have selected different characteristics and categories that we looked for in the movies. These features and categories include various stereotypical roles of characters and what chores the princesses perform in their homes. This paper has applied the theories in the subjects of gender, stereotypes and feminist analyzes of Disney movies. From our analysis we concluded that there were clear differences between the older and newer movies. The women in the first movies only dreamed about finding a man but in the later movies she had other goals and dreams beside finding a man. The princesses in the newer films are more independent than the older princesses when they constantly needed help from a man. We could then draw the conclusion that the prinsesses in the first movies were very stereotypical feminine and the prinsesses in the newer movies are more independent and brave. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 77 p.
Keyword [sv]
Disney, Prinsessor, Genus, Stereotyper, Könsporträttering
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35820OAI: diva2:731086
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
Educational program
Media Management Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-07-07 Created: 2014-06-30 Last updated: 2014-07-07Bibliographically approved

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