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Soc. Sci. 2018, 7(11), 215; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7110215

“I’ve Got to Succeed, So She Can Succeed, So We Can Succeed”: Empowered Mothering, Role Fluidity, and Competition in Incredible Parenting

Independent Researcher, Denver, CO, USA
Received: 5 October 2018 / Revised: 22 October 2018 / Accepted: 23 October 2018 / Published: 30 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies)
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The social influence of Disney discourse is difficult to ignore, as is their repetitive matricide and positioning of the patriarchal and heteronormative family model in their bloc.kbuster animated films. Yet, through its Pixar Animation Studios subsidiary, Disney has pushed progressively at the boundaries, not only in terms of animation artistry but also through the social topics explored. This study builds on previous research of male mothering in Finding Nemo by visiting the subsequent 11 Pixar animated films, with in-depth exploration of their most recent release, Incredibles 2. Ultimately, I argue that Pixar has once again opened space by embracing empowered and collaborative parenting. View Full-Text
Keywords: Disney; gender; motherhood; media criticism; family roles; masculinity; empowered mothering; Pixar Disney; gender; motherhood; media criticism; family roles; masculinity; empowered mothering; Pixar
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Brydon, S.G. “I’ve Got to Succeed, So She Can Succeed, So We Can Succeed”: Empowered Mothering, Role Fluidity, and Competition in Incredible Parenting. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 215.

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