Thursday, October 15, 2009

Gender Stereotypes in Disney Music

For our mixtape project we have decided to examine gender stereotypes in Disney music. We have chosen to focus on how gender stereotypes are portrayed in the songs associated with the eight definitive Disney princesses: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, and Mulan. We will discuss our findings from the princess music in chronological order, showing how both femininity and masculinity have progressed through time. We will also address how the changing social context affects the music of each princess. The following is a list of songs we have chosen to investigate and analyze:

• “Some Day My Prince Will Come” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
• “So This Is Love” from Cinderella
• “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella
• “Once Upon a Dream” from Sleeping Beauty
• “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid
• “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid
• “Belle” from Beauty and the Beast
• “Gaston” from Beauty and the Beast
• “Something There” from Beauty and the Beast
• “A Whole New World” from Aladdin
• “One Jump Ahead” from Aladdin
• “Just Around the Riverbend” from Pocahontas
• “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas
• “Reflection” from Mulan
• “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan
• “A Girl Worth Fighting For” from Mulan

1 comment:

wh said...

WOw. This is a huge list! Make sure that you have time to look at each of these songs closely. Will you look at the audio only? Or will you be looking at the film sequence in which these songs are featured in the movie?