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ERIC Number: EJ672770
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
"Cinderella Was a Wuss": A Young Girl's Responses to Feminist and Patriarchal Folktales.
Trousdale, Ann M.; McMillan, Sally
Children's Literature in Education, v34 n1 p1-28 Mar 2003
Examines a young girl's responses to "feminist" and "patriarchal" folktales. Explains that issues raised by tales involved the exercise of personal agency, physical strength of males and females, and the symbolic significance of dress. Contends that findings challenge psychological theories about the appeal of folktales to young children, and highlight the importance of disrupting the layering of polarized gender norms and ideals through alternative narratives. (PM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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