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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Part of Their World: Gender Identity Found in Disney Princesses, Consumerism, and Performative Play Part of Their World: Gender Identity Found in Disney Princesses, Consumerism, and Performative Play

Ray, Emily Grider 1983- 28 October 2009 (has links) (PDF)
One way that children explore concepts of gender is through make-believe and performative play. One of the most prevalent presentations of gender that is packaged for children’s play is the Disney Princess brand. In 2007 the Walt Disney Princess campaign profited over four billion dollars and expanded to include over 25,000 items for sale. Princess paraphernalia reflects a change in the way that young girls (ages 3-5) engage in imaginary play by creating a whole new paradigm of thought. As these girls project themselves into the role of a certain Princess, typical play transforms into a consumer based theatrical experience. Girls not only identify with the ideas of playing princess, but of being a Princess as well. Judith Butler examines gender as consisting of performative “acts” that are stylized, repeated, and public. Gender identity usually includes aligning one’s self with socially accepted definitions of male or female. Using Butler’s idea’s about gender performance, this thesis looks closely at the Disney Princess brand and how it contributes to the idea of a gender identity through films, live performances at Disneyland, and merchandise designed for enhancing play. As media and consumerism plays an increasingly large role in children’s lives, careful attention must be made to the influence of such brands, especially as the Princesses become defining models of the word female.

The music philosophies, choral concepts, and rehearsal practices of two African-American choral conductors

Knight, Gerald Roderick. Fenton, Kevin A. 2006 (has links)
Dissertation (PhD) Florida State University, 2006. Advisor: Kevin Fenton, Florida State University, College of Music. Title and description from dissertation home page (viewed 7-2-07). Document formatted into pages; contains 175 pages. Includes biographical sketch. Includes bibliographical references.

The iconography of Judith in Italian Renaissance art

Kubiak, Richard. 1965 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1965. Title from title screen (viewed Sept. 20, 2007). Bibliography: l. 82-87. Online version of the print original.

A search for authenticity : understanding Zadie Smith's White teeth using Judith Butler's performativity and Jane Austen's satire

Howland, Elizabeth E. E. Douglass, Thomas E. 2009 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--East Carolina University, 2009. Presented to the faculty of the Department of English. Advisor: Thomas Douglass. Title from PDF t.p. (viewed May 4, 2010). Includes bibliographical references.

The theatre of a certain living pulsation a study of Merleau-Ponty's philosophy

Jaeger, Suzanne Monique. 1998 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--York University, 1998. Graduate Programme in Philosophy. Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 299-306). Also available on the Internet. MODE OF ACCESS via web browser by entering the following URL: http://wwwlib.umi.com/cr/yorku/fullcit?pNQ39275.

Thompson's family values : Judith Thompson's rupturing of the traditional family unit

Stowe, Lisa Roxanne 1996 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1997. Bibliography: leaves 113-116. Also available online.

Autobiographical subjectivity in Judith Ortiz Cofer's Silent dancing and Marjorie Agosín's The alphabet in my hands

Gumbar, Dziyana P. 2009 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--George Mason University, 2009. Vita: p. 154. Thesis director: Ricardo F. Vivancos Pérez. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. Title from PDF t.p. (viewed Oct. 12, 2009). Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-153). Also issued in print.

The iconography of Judith in Italian Renaissance art

Kubiak, Richard. 1965 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1965. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 82-87).

Flaskpost för frigörelse? : En studie om könsroller och emancipation i Alice Munros novell ”To Reach Japan" Liberation by a Message in a Bottle? : Gender Roles and Emancipation in Alice Munro's Short Story "To Reach Japan"

Okhovat, Sarajeh 2014 (has links)
No description available.

Poststructural subjects and feminist concerns an examination of identity, agency and politics in the works of Foucault, Butler and Kristeva

Cooklin, Katherine Lowery, Solomon, Robert C. Oliver, Kelly 2004 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 2004. Supervisors: Robert C Solomon and Kelly Oliver. Vita. Includes bibliographical references. Also available from UMI.

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