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Soc. Sci. 2018, 7(11), 221;

Postfeminist Masculinity: The New Disney Norm?

Institute for Educational Initiatives, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
Received: 30 September 2018 / Revised: 29 October 2018 / Accepted: 30 October 2018 / Published: 5 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies)
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A recent trend in Disney scholarship attends to postfeminist readings of Disney film and media. This paper contributes to that conversation by focusing on the representations of masculinity that accompany postfeminist sensibilities in and through Disney media and its reception. With a sociological focus on postfeminist masculinity, this article reviews several Disney characters to argue for a new model of postfeminist masculinity advanced in recent Disney films, with a particular focus on the Incredibles films, and examines how this representation has been received in popular media. View Full-Text
Keywords: Disney; postfeminism; masculinity; gender; cultural studies Disney; postfeminism; masculinity; gender; cultural studies
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