Postfeminist Identities in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Adaptations for Young People

Whatman, Emma 2019, Postfeminist Identities in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Adaptations for Young People, Ph.D thesis, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University.

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Title Postfeminist Identities in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Adaptations for Young People
Author Whatman, Emma
Institution Deakin University
School School of Communication and Creative Arts
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name Ph.D
Thesis advisor Moruzi, KristineORCID iD for Moruzi, Kristine orcid.org/0000-0002-2636-975X
Brown, AdamORCID iD for Brown, Adam orcid.org/0000-0003-4669-1372
Smith, Michelle
Date submitted 2019-03
Summary This study examines popular contemporary fairy-tale adaptations in order to elucidate how elements of postfeminism are conveyed to young women. It finds that twenty-first-century fairy-tale adaptations for young women are significant sites that negotiate the complex nature of postfeminism. Fairy tales are an ideal vehicle for the expression of a society’s ideologies and as such they can reveal a great deal about the views and expectations of young women in the twenty-first century. Popular contemporary fairy-tale adaptations across four key mediums demonstrate the complexities of postfeminism and also how the specific conventions of mobile applications, film, young adult novels and graphic narratives not only shape, but also reiterate and reinforce postfeminist sensibilities.
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 200506 North American Literature
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Description of original 324 p.
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