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ERIC Number: EJ840926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Young American Immigrant Children's Interpretations of Popular Culture: A Case Study of Korean Girls' Perspectives on Royalty in Disney Films
Lee, Lena
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v7 n2 p200-215 2009
This article explores how young Korean immigrant girls (age five to eight) living in the United States interpreted American popular culture by discussing their interpretations of Disney animated films. In particular, it scrutinizes these girls' understanding of the idea of monarchy--in this case, the process of and the qualification for a ruler--in the films. In addition, this article looks closely at the girls' perspectives on what it means to be a princess in the films by connecting such perspectives to their sense of Korean ethnicity. Finally, it provides some suggestions and implication for researchers and early childhood educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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