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Diversity in Disney Films: Critical Essays on Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality and Disability

edited by Johnson Cheu
Format
Book
Published
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Language
English
ISBN
9780786446018, 0786446013
Summary
"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.
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.
Description
viii, 307 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-283) and index.
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