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ERIC Number: EJ855706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
The Same Old Hocus-Pocus: Pedagogies of Gender and Sexuality in "Shrek 2"
Marshall, Elizabeth; Sensoy, Ozlem
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v30 n2 p151-164 Jun 2009
The "Shrek" films are a popular worldwide and economic success. Drawing on an analysis of the film as well as responses from undergraduate students enrolled in a children's literature course, we analyze "Shrek 2" as a teaching machine in which normative discourses of gender and sexuality circulate under the guise of "girl power". We argue that while "Shrek 2" purports to offer viewers a more progressive curriculum about girlhood in relationship to other media texts such as Disney, it ultimately reifies heterosexual white femininity as the norm. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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