Fantasy and reality in Miyazaki's animated world

  title={Fantasy and reality in Miyazaki's animated world},
  author={Michael Rustin and Margaret Rustin},
  journal={Psychoanalysis, Culture \& Society},
This article explores the Japanese animated films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, which are outstanding contributions to contemporary popular culture. It describes their representation of developmental experiences of children and adolescents and compares them with work in the British and American traditions of children's fiction. It deploys psychoanalytic perspectives to suggest that one of their many admirable qualities is their sensitivity to the unconscious anxieties of normal children… 
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Semiotic Study of Japanese Views on Sea in Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
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Evaluations on Human-Environment Relationship Through Filmic Forests: Hayao Miyazaki Films
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This paper discusses the third volume of Pullman's remarkable trilogy. The two main child characters, Lyra and Will, are now entering adolescence, and the novel explores their intense and ambivalent
A new kind of friendship - An essay on Philip Pullman's The Subtle Knife
This paper discusses the second volume of Pullman's trilogy in which the quests of the two children to establish the nature of their link to parental objects intersect across time and space. They
Reflections On The Name Of The Rose
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Multiple Families in Mind
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Mourning and Melancholia
Freud, S. (1917). Mourning and Melancholia. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XIV (1914-1916): On the History of the Psycho-Analytic Movement, Papers
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Where Is Home?
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