The Relationship Between Disney Princess Roles and Unemployment During World War II and The Great Recession (2008)

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Murgle, Emily
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Parra Gutierrez, Jesus
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2020
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The Relationship Between Disney Princess Roles and Unemployment During World War II and The Great Recession (2008)
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This study will explore the correlation between the evolution of practiced gender characteristics and their gender’s prospective employment rate through the medium of Disney princes films.
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There has been a trend of polarizing differences between female and male lead roles in the film industry. More specifically, this trend is seen in Disney Princess Films, in the World War II and The Great Recession (2008) eras of film. This study explores the evolution of Disney Princess Films and how gender is performed within them. It also focuses on the correlation between the evolution of practiced gender characteristics and their gender's prospective employment rate. The six films analyzed for their masculine and feminine characteristics are Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938), Cinderella (1950), Sleeping Beauty (1959), Princess and The Frog (2009), Tangled (2010), and Frozen (2013). The study seeks to demonstrate how males and females performed gender characteristics can be linked to economic prosperity and unemployment rates.
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