Rethinking Disney: Private Control, Public Dimensions

Rethinking Disney: Private Control, Public Dimensions

by Mike Budd
     
 

Wide-ranging interdisciplinary essays look at the Disney empire.See more details below

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Wide-ranging interdisciplinary essays look at the Disney empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819567895
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
11/14/2005
Pages:
360

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Private Disney, Public Disney – Mike Budd
PART ONE: ALTERNATIVE HISTORIES
Dis-Gnosis: Disney and the Re-Tooling of Knowledge, Art, Culture, Life Etcetera – Dick Hebdige
Disney’s Bestiary – Susan Willis
PART TWO: CAPITALISM, COMMODIFICATION, GLOBALIZATION
Monarchs, Monsters and Multiculturalism: Disney’s Menu for Global Hierarchy – Lee Artz
The Lion King, Mimesis, and Disney’s Magical Capitalism – Maurya Wickstrom
PART THREE: HIERARCHIES: RACE, CLASS, GENDER, SEXUALITY
Curiouser and Curiouser: Gay Days at the Disney Theme Parks – Sean Griffin
Anglophilia and the Discreet Charm of the English Voice in Disney’s Pocahontas Films – Radha Jhappan and Daiva Stasiulis
PART FOUR: REPRESENTATION, SIMULATION, APPROPRIATION
Everybody Wants a Piece of Pooh: Winnie, from Adaptation to Market Saturation – Aaron Taylor
Truer than Life: Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Scott Hermanson
PART FIVE: URBAN PLANNING AND THEMED ENVIRONMENTS
Saying No to Disney: Disney’s Demise in Four American Cities – Stacy Warren
Synergy City: How Times Square and Celebration are Integrated into Disney’s Marketing Cycle – Frank Roost
Disneyfication, the Stadium, and the Politics of Ambiance – Greg Siegel
Contributors
Index

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