Kopciuszek: zagubiony szklany pantofelek i metamorfozy kobiecości

Main Article Content

Agnieszka Gromkowska-Melosik


The article is devoted to the reconstruction of Cinderella myth in contemporary culture in the relation to the changing concepts of femininity. The Author takes into account several contexts of this issue. First, it can be understood in the terms of life as a lottery thanks to which in one moment a person is famous or rich (e.g. thanks to television success). Also, the author analyses the Cinderella in a light of sociological theory of competitive mobility. Besides sociotherapeutic Cinderella complex is analysed as well as feminist interpretation of Cinderella are reconstructed. The different versions of Cinderella fable are confronted with the various kinds of relations between women and men in contemporary. The Author shows also the examples of using the Cinderella myth in commercial advertising as well as politics and economy (Cinderella industry).


Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

Jak cytować
Gromkowska-Melosik, A. (2020). Kopciuszek: zagubiony szklany pantofelek i metamorfozy kobiecości. Studia Edukacyjne, (46), 63-72. https://doi.org/10.14746/se.2017.46.5


    Baum R., After the Ball is Over: Bringing Cinderella Home, Cultural Analysis, 2000, 1, http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~caforum/volume1/vol1_article5.html.

    Bettelheim B., The Uses of Enchantment. The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales, Journal of American Folklore, 1991.

    Christodoulides N.J., Out of the cradle endlessly rocking: Sylvia Plath as Mother-Creator in Light of Julia Kristeva’s Theory of Subject Formation, Stirling 2001.

    Clark Ch., The British Malting Industry Since 1830, London 1998.

    Clark N., The Cinderella of the Industry, https://www.taus.net/component/easyblog/the-cinderella-of-theindustry?Itemid=1031__hstc=95936515.cde2cb5f07430159d50a3c91e72c280a.1499299200118.1499299200119.1499299200120.1&__hssc=95936515.1.1499299200121&__hsfp=1773666937

    Crowley K., Pennington J., Feminist Frauds on the Fairies? Didacticism and Liberation in Recent Retellings of “Cinderella”, Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies, 2010, 24, 2.

    Delarue P., From Perrault to Walt Disney: The Slipper of Cinderella, [w:] Cinderella. A Casebook, red. A. Dundes, Paperback – December 15, 1988.

    Dowling C., The Cinderella Complex: Women’s Hidden Fear of Independence, New York 1981.

    Haase D., Feminist Fairy-Tale Scholarship, [w:] Fairy Tales and Feminism: New Approaches, red D. Haase, Detroit 2004.

    Haase D., The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, London 2008.

    Hazelton L., Hickey K., Cinderology: The Cinderella of academic medicine, CMAJ, 2004, 171(12).

    Hughes Mearns W., Footnote to Cinderella (An exposition to teachers only), The English Journal, 1914, 3, 4.

    Jetter K., Cinderella: Her Multi-Layered Puissant Messages over Millenia, Marriage and Family Review 1984, 7(3-4).

    Joosen V., Critical and Creative Perspectives on Fairy Tales, Wayne 2013.

    Kavanagh L., Princesses’, Forum, 1985.Melosik Z., Uniwersytet i społeczeństwo. Dyskursy wolności, wiedzy i władzy, Poznań 2009.

    Melosik Z., Kultura popularna i tożsamość młodzieży. W niewoli władzy i wolności, Poznań 2014.

    Osborne K., Cedars S.R. (red.), Sylvia Plath: Poems „Cinderella” Summary and Analysis, http://www.gradesaver.com/sylvia-plath-poems/study-guide/summary-cinderella

    Plath S., Cinderella, The Collected Poems, New York 1981.

    Rawle A.F., Representative sampling – another Cinderella of particle size analysis, Procedia En-gineering, 2015, 102.

    Rugy V., Davies A., Midnight regulations and the Cinderella effect, The Journal of Socio-Economics, 2009, 38, 6.

    Saha S., Safri T.S., Cinderella Complex: Theoretical Roots to Psychological Dependency Syndrome in Women, The International Journal of Indian Psychology, 2016, 3, 3, 8, http://oaji.net/articles/2016/1170-1464772133.pdf.

    Wexelblatt R., Fein on Cinderella, adres internetowy: http://www.abadpennyreview.com/fein-on-cinderella/