Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion

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Look! Pretty! A double rainbow over Wellington this arvo.

As part of my Magnum Opus research (aha! a post about something work-related!) I’m reading a book by Jack Zipes called Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion. It examines how the moral lessons of fairy tales have sought to influence children’s behaviour. This revised edition has a chapter about Walt Disney, which is hilarious – possibly unintentionally. It’s been a while since I’ve read an academic text. I’ve forgotten how seriously they take themselves.

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