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Princess fantasy - our infatuation with royalty

November 26, 2010

Dr. Beth Marshall talks with CBC News in a recent article entitled "Why are we still so seduced by the princess fantasy?". In the article she "points out that the princess archetype is so woven into our popular culture — the story re-cycled through the generations from the Brothers Grimm to Disney's princess franchise — that it's impossible to jettison the fantasy altogether.

Marshall gets concerned when traditional fables like these get so entwined with the corporate bottom line. But at the same time, she thinks that real-life royal stories, like the Kate and William engagement can open up conversations with girls and boys about what the life of a "real" princess or prince might be like."

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