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PRINCESS OF PERFECTION: A STUDY ON THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ADOLESCENT FANDOM IN DISNEY PRINCESSES AND ADULT FANDOM IN KATE MIDDLETON

Hogge, Rebecca C (2019) PRINCESS OF PERFECTION: A STUDY ON THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ADOLESCENT FANDOM IN DISNEY PRINCESSES AND ADULT FANDOM IN KATE MIDDLETON. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

This study examined the connection between female adolescent exposure to Disney princesses and adult fandom in Kate Middleton. The interest of this study lied specifically in a small sample size of the women that make up Middleton’s fan base who grew up watching and adoring Disney princesses. The study was conducted through a series of ethnographic interviews via Instagram direct message. Several themes emerged as a result of the analysis of the interviews, including a strong desire for a “rags to riches” life story, as well as interest in copying the clothing choices of the princesses in order to take on a personal sense of royalty. There was no finite conclusion; however, this study helps to build a foundation of future fictional and authentic princess research.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Rebecca C Hogge
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 20:14
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 20:14
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/528

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