Journal of Histories and Cultures
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Fairy tales are one of the most important folklore genres in Western culture, spanning literary and oral cultures, folk and elite cultures, and print and mass media forms. As Jack Zipes observes: ‘The cultural evolution of the fairy tale is closely bound historically to all kinds of storytelling and different civilizing processes that have undergirded the formation of nation-states.’143 Studying fairy tales thus opens a window onto European history and cultures, ideologies, and aesthetics.
Jorgensen, Jeana, "The Black and the White Bride: Dualism, Gender, and Bodies in European Fairy Tales" Journal of Histories and Cultures / (2013): 49-71.
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