This study explores the television narrative Toddlers and Tiaras. More specifically, this analysis investigates how the show critiques and promotes child beauty pageants, as well as the traditional ideas of femininity that embody that culture. The study takes a feminist perspective of narrative to explore the central research question. This study finds that the interplay between the features of narrative, in specific, the characters, events, and themes, plays a critical role in promoting and critiquing of child beauty pageant. This study concludes with a discussion of how the pageant standard of beauty is based on money and this contributes to the critique of child beauty pageants.
Baylor, Isabel Rivka, "Promoting and Critiquing Child Beauty Pageants: a Narrative Analysis Through a Feminist Sensibility" (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 984.
Broadcast and Video Studies | Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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