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Diversity in Disney films : critical essays on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and disability

Author: Johnson Cheu
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This essay collection gathers recent scholarship on representations of diversity in Disney and Disney/Pixar films, exploring not only race and gender, but also newer areas of study. Covering a wide array of films this compendium highlights the social impact of the entertainment giant and reveals its cultural significance in shaping our global citizenry"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Johnson Cheu
ISBN: 9780786446018 0786446013 9781476600093 1476600090
OCLC Number: 796760288
Description: viii, 307 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Beyond the fairest : essays on race and ethnicity --
Traditions and transformations : essays on gender and sexuality --
Of beasts and innocents : essays on disability --
Up and out : essays on reimaginings and new visions. Re-casting and diversifying Disney in the age of globalization / Johnson Cheu --
section I. Beyond the fairest: essays on race and ethnicity. Cannibals and coons: blackness in the early days of Walt Disney / Kheli R. Willetts --
Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros: the representation of Latin America in Disney's "good neighbor" films / Karen S. Goldman --
Mapping the imaginary: the Neverland of Disney Indians / Prajna Parasher --
A "vexing implication": Siamese cats and Orientalist mischief-making / Kimiko Akita and Rick Kenney --
White man's best friend: race and privilege in Oliver and Company / Natchee Blu Barnd --
Blackness, bayous and gumbo: encoding and decoding race in a colorblind world / Sarah E. Turner --
section II. Traditions and transformations: essays on gender and sexuality. Fighting the Cold War with Pinocchio, Bambi and Dumbo / Danielle Glassmeyer --
"You the man, well, sorta": gender binaries and liminality in Mulan / Gwendolyn LImbach --
"What do you want me to do? Dress in drag and do the hula?": Timon and Pumbaa's alternative lifestyle dilemma in The Lion King / Gael Sweeney --
Mean ladies: transgendered villains in Disney films / Amanda Putnam --
section III. Of beasts and innocents: essays on disability. "You're a surprise from every angle": disability, identity and otherness in The Hunchback of Notre Dame / Martin F. Norden --
Dopey's legacy: stereotypical portrayals of intellectual disability in the classic animated films / Karen Schwartz, Zana Marie Lutfiyya and Nancy Hansen --
A place at the table: on being human in the Beauty and the Beast tradition / Tammy Berberi and Viktor Berberi --
section IV. Up and out: essays on reimaginings and new visions. Is Disney avant-garde? A comparative analysis of Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Jan Svankmajer's Alice (1989) / William Verrone --
(Indivi)duality in Return to Oz: reflection and revision / Ana Salzberg --
Securing the virtual frontier for whiteness in Tron / Michael Green --
A womb with a phew! Post-humanist theory and Pixar's Wall-E / Walter C. Metz --
Home is where the heart is: Pixar's Up / Dennis Tyler --
Filmography.
Responsibility: edited by Johnson Cheu.

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"This essay collection gathers recent scholarship on representations of diversity in Disney and Disney/Pixar films, exploring not only race and gender, but also newer areas of study. Covering a wide array of films this compendium highlights the social impact of the entertainment giant and reveals its cultural significance in shaping our global citizenry"--Provided by publisher.

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