Abstract

Abstract:

The study of masculinity in fairy tales lags behind the study of femininity, a lack this article addresses by reviewing the intersections of masculinity studies and feminist theory and using a dataset based on canonical fairy-tale collections to empirically tease out representations of men's bodies in fairy tales. Crucial findings include the significance of youth, physical stature, violence, and transformations in depictions of men's bodies in fairy tales, which contribute to a construction of hegemonic masculinity as fragile yet the unmarked norm.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1536-1802
Print ISSN
1521-4281
Pages
pp. 338-361
Launched on MUSE
2019-03-26
Open Access
No
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