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ERIC Number: EJ856471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
American Immigrant Girls' Understanding of Female Body Image in Disney: A Critical Analysis of Young Korean Girls' Perspectives
Lee, Lena
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v17 n3 p363-375 Sep 2009
This paper discusses young Korean immigrant girls' understanding of American popular culture in a small-scale qualitative study in order to disclose young American immigrant girls' perspectives on such culture. In particular, this paper explores how these Korean girls (age five to eight) perceive female body images in American popular culture - specifically, Disney animated films. It will examine their responses to the female body in the films by focusing on their recognition of reality and unreality. In addition, this paper will discuss their perceptions of objectified female bodies in the films. Finally, some suggestions and implications for further studies and early childhood educators will be provided. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea