Journal of American Folklore
Feminist folklorists have long asserted that women’s bodies are represented in fairy tales differently than men’s bodies, in normative and sexist ways. By using computational approaches to analyze a corpus of canonical fairy tales, I assess these claims and establish that women’s bodies are depicted in distinctive ways in fairy tales. This finding is important for scholars interested in fairy-tale studies, gender studies, and computational approaches to folklore studies.
Jorgensen, Jeana, "The Most Beautiful of All: A Quantitative Approach to Fairy-Tale Femininity" Journal of American Folklore 132/523 (2019): 36-60.
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