Disney 2016 Beauty And The Beast Case Study

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C. Research Objectives
1. To study representation of the male characters in Disney 2017 Beauty and the Beast; Beast, Gaston, Maurice and Lefou using Connell Masculine Theory 2005 in terms of its concept (patriarchy, fatherhood, gayness, authorization)
2. To understand gender role analysis in Disney 2017 Beauty and the Beast by studying the leading female character Belle’s representation using Connell Masculine Theory.
D. Research Questions
1. What is the representation of the male characters in Disney 2017 Beauty and the Beast; Beast, Gaston, Maurice and Lefou in reference to Connell Masculine Theory 2005?
2. How Connell Masculine Theory 2005 provides an understanding of gender roles analysis in Disney 2017 Beauty and the Beast?

E. Significance
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Gender
The term ‘gender’ must be understood in order to understand the term ‘gender role’. Gender parallels the biological division of sex into male and female, but it involves the division and social valuation of masculinity and femininity (Oakley, 1972: Sex, Gender, and Society). Gender is a concept that humans create socially, through their interactions with one another and their environments, yet it relies heavily upon biological differences between males and females (Amy M. Blackstone, 2003: Gender Roles and Society). According to Amy M. Blackstone (2003), the construction of gender compromising of the individual, group and society ascription of some traits or values purely due to their sex. However, these ascriptions differ across societies and cultures, and time frame of within the same society and culture.
4. Masculinity
Masculinities are not equivalent to men; they concern the position of men in a gender order. They can be defined as the patterns of practice by which people (both men and women, though predominantly men) engage that position (Connell, 2005). Both males and females can exhibit masculine traits and behavior (Alan Gregory, 2015; Book of Alan: A Universal Order).

G. Scope and Limitations of the

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