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dc.contributor.advisorIrizarry-Rodríguez, José M.
dc.contributor.authorVillanueva-Vega, Marién
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is informed on a feminist pedagogy and understanding which examines gender inequality and develops from the idea that everything in literature, music, and any other manifestation of popular culture is related in one way or another within the patriarchal system in which we live. The way children, and especially girls, perceive themselves is reinforced by what they read and listen to, and by situations they experience where they live. In the first part of this thesis, Disney’s versions of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast along with the Grimm Brothers’ versions of the same stories (the latter changing its title to The Winter Rose) were used as examples of fairy tale narratives which reinforce gender stereotypes inherent in Puerto Rico’s popular culture. In the second part, Wisin and Yandel’s song Irresistible and Alexis and Fido’s song Energía were used as examples of highly successful reggaeton narratives which then reinforce gender stereotypes inherent in Puerto Rico’s popular culture. This thesis evidences how both forms of popular culture portray and justify in an appealing way ideological structures which promote, among other things, gender constructs and acceptance of violence in society.
dc.description.abstractEsta tesis se basa en una interpretación feminista que examina la desigualdad de género y se desprende de la idea de que todo en la literatura y la música, así como en cualquier otra manifestación de cultura popular, se relaciona en una forma u otra al sistema patriarcal en el que vivimos. La manera en la que los niños y especialmente las niñas, se perciben es reforzada por lo que leen y por la música que escuchan así como por las situaciones que experimentan en el lugar en el que viven. Las versiones de Disney de Cinderella y de Beauty and the Beast así como las versiones de los Grimm Brothers de los mismos cuentos (el último cambiando su nombre a The Winter Rose) serán usados como ejemplos de cuentos de hadas que refuerzan los estereotipos de género inherentes a la cultura popular de Puerto Rico. De la misma manera, las canciones Irresistible de Wisin y Yandel y Energía de Alexis y Fido serán usadas como ejemplos de narrativas que refuerzan también los estereotipos de género inherentes a la cultura popular de Puerto Rico. Esta tesis evidencia cómo ambas formas de cultura popular exponen y justifican de forma atractiva estructuras ideológicas que promueven, entre otras cosas, construcciones de género y la aceptación de la violencia en la sociedad.
dc.subjectFairy tales-adaptationsen_US
dc.subjectGender inequalityen_US
dc.subjectPopular culture-Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subjectFeminist pedagogyen_US
dc.subject.lcshStereotypes (Social psychology) in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshGender identity -- Fictionen_US
dc.subject.lcshGender identity in musicen_US
dc.subject.lcshFairy tales -- History and criticismen_US
dc.subject.lcshReggaeton --Social aspects -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshCultural relevant pedagogy -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.titleFairy tales and reggaeton narratives: Reinforcement of gender stereotypes inherent in Puerto Rican popular cultureen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2012 Marién Villanueva Vegaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeRomán Pérez, Rosa I.
dc.contributor.committeeVicente, Nancy Vanessa
dc.contributor.committeeCarroll, Kevin S.
dc.contributor.representativeQuiñones Padovani, Carlos E. Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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