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Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion

Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion

  • Title: Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion
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  • ISBN : 9780415976701
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 254 pages


The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children s lives But until Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children s lives their behavior, values, and relationship to society As Jack Zipes The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children s lives But until Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children s lives their behavior, values, and relationship to society As Jack Zipes convincingly shows, fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture.For this new edition, the author has revised the work throughout and added a new introduction bringing this classic title up to date


Author Jack D Zipes

Jack David Zipes is a retired Professor of German at the University of Minnesota He has published and lectured extensively on the subject of fairy tales, their linguistic roots, and argued that they have a socialization function According to Zipes, fairy tales serve a meaningful social function, not just for compensation but for revelation the worlds projected by the best of our fairy tales




Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion Reviews (18)

  • After reading Bettelheim s Uses of Enchantment, it s fascinating to read Zipes who swings the pendulum as far as he can in the opposite direction Where Bettelheim focuses entirely on the positive influence of fairy tales on the child s psychology, Zipes questions the socially conservative civilizing [..]

  • Summary and points learnt Fairy tales and the art of subversion is an incredibly interesting book which talks about the origins of fairytales and the direct influence they have on our culture What I really liked about this book is it explained he basic knowledge of the fairytales but also went furth [..]

  • Fascinating book While I will always be a fan of The Uses of Enchantment I was never down with the Freudian rationale I know, I know, the Freud shit practically is the book, but there are also some good summaries and apt observations, and it was the book that got me back into fairy tal [..]

  • A must for all fairy tale lovers [..]

  • I was surprised to find this book a page turner Okay, since I love all things fairy tale, maybe I shouldn t have been so surprised Still, it s been awhile since I read anything remotely academic I m ashamed to say , and this was a nice, smooth way to re enter the realm of real thinking Zipes did so [..]

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