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Happily (n)ever after: the cruel optimism of Disney’s romantic ideal
Abstract Drawing on Ahmed’s articulation of the performativity of affect, we analyze how Disney love, as it is constructed in Disney Princess films, acts pedagogically as a “happy object” thatExpand
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Interrogating innocence: “Childhood” as exclusionary social practice
Within the contemporary US context, the construct of childhood innocence is a powerful social myth that structures children’s social relations and culture and informs their rights and status inExpand
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Magic everywhere: Mapping the Disney curriculum
Recently, The Walt Disney Company announced that it would expand its digital movie-viewing service, Disney Movies Anywhere, to include a wider range of web platforms and digital-streaming devices,Expand
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