Happily Ever After


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Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Zipes (German, Univ. of Minnesota), well known in storytelling and folklore circles for such works as Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion (Routledge, 1985), confronts in this series of essays the question much discussed recently on listservs: How have the relatively new media of film and television affected traditional storytelling and stories, particularly fairy tales? Zipes is concerned with the "commodification" of fairy tales, la Disney, where the films are designed more to sell a line of toys and other products than to present a story to an audience. Zipes traces the use of fairy tales in the acculturation process through various time periods, emphasizing the importance of being cognizant of the process itself. The beginning of an important discussion, his work is recommended for academic libraries and public libraries with substantial collections in either folklore or media studies.Katherine K. Koenig, Ellis Sch., Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415918510
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/12/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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Jack Zipes is Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, Don't Bet on the Prince and Creative Storytelling, all published by Routledge.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Of Cats and Men: Framing the Civilizing Discourse of the Fairy Tale 15
2 The Rationalization of Abandonment and Abuse in Fairy Tales: The Case of Hansel and Gretel 39
3 Toward a Theory of the Fairy-Tale Film: The Case of Pinocchio 61
4 Once Upon a Time beyond Disney: Contemporary Fairy-Tale Films for Children 89
5 Lion Kings and the Culture Industry 111
6 Revisiting Benjamin's "The Storyteller": Reviving the Past to Move Forward 129
Notes 143
Bibliography 153
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