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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In the seven essays in Breaking the Magic Spell, Zipes discusses historically and critically the evolution of folk tales as fairy tales, their influence on popular beliefs, the politics behind them, and the way they are used in mass media culture today.
Now author Lawrence Suid has extensively revised and expanded his classic history of the mutual exploitation of the film industry and the military, exploring how Hollywood has reflected and effected changes in America’s image of its armed services.
Zipes taught at various institutions before heading German language studies at the University of Minnesota.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. Published July 5th by University Press of Kentucky first published This was a bit of a hard read for me at times since it could get pretty dry, but I liked the exploration of Tolkien and Bloch. History of Western Philosophy.
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My library Help Advanced Book Search. One of the hard things about this book–for me, at least–was the fact that so much of it relied on sources and academic conversations happening in languages I don’t speak at a graduate-school level.
Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales. Oct 18, Tortla rated it liked it Shelves: In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context and traces their evolution into literary fairy tales, a metamorphosis that often diminished the ideology of the original narrative.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For me personally, it was hard to read and gain much from; while it’s important that he’s covered the history of studies of folk and fairy tales in pretty clear detail, it doesn’t exactly make for fascinating reading. We think we know something about them.
Zipes looks at how a wide range of authors, s;ell the Brothers Grimm, Perrault, the German romantics, Hans Christian Andersen, Wilde, and Tolkien, used fairy tales as he assesses their enduring importance. Other editions – View all Breaking the Magic Spell: Breaking mmagic Magic Spell: Jun 28, Saroon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Others here know rather more about the various aspects than I do, so I’ll leave detailed comment to them.
Pat O’Connor – – Educational Studies 15 2: I agree Zipes makes a lot of interesting and useful points but so much of this is boring.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I read a copy published inbut I know there’s an updated and annotated version that was released more recently. We are reminded of them in subtle ways every day through the media; movies, TV, commercials, advertisements, zi;es even in the way news is packaged and dealt out to us.
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Continental Philosophy Poststructuralism in Continental Philosophy categorize this paper. Jul 28, E rated it really liked it Recommends it for: In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context Folk and fairy tales pervade the everyday world to such a degree that we are sometimes unaware of their enormous influence on our Zipes is hammering hard on very theoretical concepts, and that was hard for me–and normally, I don’t find that to be the case.
Zipes moves dizzyingly from descriptions of complex Marxist philosophy to fairy tale studies, to psychoanalytic theories, on to an analysis of popular culture, and then back to the beginning again, rendering stunning conclusions.