Zipes also looks at how folk tales influence our popular beliefs and the ways they have been exploited by a corporate media network intent on Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales. Front Cover. Jack Zipes. In the seven essays in Breaking the Magic Spell, Zipes discusses historically and critically the evolution of folk tales as fairy tales, their Jack David Zipes. Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales The name Jack Zipes is synonymous with highly regarded and widely read anthologies.
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Breaking the Magic Spell: An interesting read and extremely useful. Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales. Evil and Fairy Tales: Sign in to use this feature.
Account Options Sign in. Routledge- Fiction – spelo. One of the key things a Marxist critique asks is that ever-popular, but all too rarely asked question, cui bono? Shira Wolosky – – Common Knowledge 19 3: At least then are our minds alive and not controlled by those above us, by those who hold the power to direct our lives.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. An interesting socialist perspective on the purpose of folk and fairy tales.
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All right, let’s get down to brass tacks.
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He also did not have a very strong “why do we care? Zipes also looks at how folk tales influence our popular beliefs and the ways they have been exploited by a corporate media network intent on regulating the mystical elements of the stories.
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Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. It is also a study in utopia and how folk and fairytales are unfulfilled wishes that the storytellers seek to fulfill. Plus it’s always nice to see Bettelheim get a good dunking.
Yet they can also be used to mesmerize us, to teach us only the things that the authorities want us to believe. Breaking the Magic Spell: This entry has no external links. Leslie Marsh – – Journal of Mind and Behavior 24 During the Enlightenment such stories were frowned upon, because they clearly did not fit with the rationalism of early Capitalism.
Want to Read saving…. So that when the child of middle class parents hears a story like Tbe Red Riding Hood they might well hear it as there is always a protective father figure to get you out of trouble when things go wrong, but you have to try new things anyway, while working class kids might hear it as a tale about what happens if you do braeking submit to the control implied in sticking to the correct and narrow path — and these readings depend not on changes in the words the children hear, but in their life experiences of familial control structures.
He discusses the subversive nature of elements of the show, particularly my favourite bit when I was growing up — Fractured Fairy Tales. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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According to Zipes, fairy tales “serve a meaningful social function, not just for greaking but for revelation: Critical Theory of the Contemporary zi;es Religion as a Natural Phenomenon. Breaking the Magic Spell, first published inis a landmark in the field, and this revised, expanded, and updated edition will be invaluable to scholars and students.
The Instrumentalization of Fantasy: The Revolutionary Rise of the Romantic. This book provides a wonderful history of fairy tales, looking particularly at who collected them and how they might have changed them in their retelling for publication.
Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales
Aug 06, Yalonda Neff added it. When we are hungry, poor, and overlooked the imagination mabic in to attempt comfort and it often dwells on riches, easy life, and power over the forces that keep us down. To breaiing other readers questions about Breaking the Magic Spellplease sign up. I read a copy published inbut I know there’s an updated zpies annotated version that was released more recently.
Zipes’ ideas are thrilling and eminently engaging, but his prose can become a slog, due both to the density of ideas present in his work and to the sheer amount of academic jargon he uses.
Selected pages Title Page. Nov 24, Dave rated it spell it. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context Apr 09, Ilana rated it really liked it Shelves: I skipped over quite a bit particularly in the essay about cinematic fairy tales, as I haven’t seen Star Wars or any of the films he discussed, reallybut what I read was quite good.
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This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. Zipes makes a lot of interesting and useful points but so much of this is boring.
I agree heartily that historical context is important in understanding works, especially ones with such long histories, but it isn’t the be all end all of looking at a piece of literature.
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