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Disneyization of Society / Edition 1

Disneyization of Society / Edition 1

by Alan Bryman
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According to Bryman (social research, U. of Loughborough, UK), more and more aspects of our society are exhibiting features associated with Disney theme parks. This process of "Disneyization" is characterized by four dimensions—theming, hybrid consumption, merchandising, and performative labor—each of which is described and analyzed in separate chapters. He then argues that the successful operation of Disneyization requires control and surveillance and explores the way in which these operate in Disneyized institutions and practices. Finally, he examines the extent to which Disneyization should be seen as a harmful "systemscape" with homogenizing trends diffusing through the economy, culture, and society. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900761967650
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/09/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Alan Bryman is Professor of Organizational and Social Research, School of Management, University of Leicester, UK.

Table of Contents

Hybrid Consumption
Performative Labour
Control and Surveillance
Implications of Disneyization

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