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Rifa-Valls, Montserrat. "Postwar Princesses, Young Apprentices, and a Little Fish-Girl: Reading Subjectivities in Hayao Miyazaki’s Tales of Fantasy." Visual Arts Research 37.(2011): 88–100. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.5406/visuartsrese.37.2.0088
BibTeX citation key: RifaValls2011a
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Keywords: Animation, Didactics, Gender, Japan, Miyazaki. Hayao, Randformen des Comics
Creators: Rifa-Valls
Collection: Visual Arts Research
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Abstract
In this article, I explore the representation of girl power in Hayao Miyazaki’s shôjo anime through feminist media studies. Located in feminist post-structuralism and media/cultural studies (Valerie Walkerdine, Mieke Bal, Elisabeth Ellsworth), I focus on the interpretation of the following films: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008). I have organized the narrative analysis of these animated films from a gender perspective by the articulation of four key problematizations: the construction of subjectivity through Miyazaki’s heroines; “preposterous history” used to produce otherness and difference; the creative relationship between fantasy and liminality in the critique of contemporary society; and transformation, corporeity, and transitivity invovlved in visuality, spectatorship, and education.
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