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The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence / Edition 1
     

The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence / Edition 1

by Henry A. Giroux
 

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ISBN-10: 0847691101

ISBN-13: 9780847691104

Pub. Date: 04/11/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This expanded and revised edition explores and updates the cultural politics of the Walt Disney Company and how its ever-expanding list of products, services, and media function as teaching machines that shape children's culture into a largely commercial endeavor. The Disney conglomerate remains an important case study for understanding both the widening influence of

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This expanded and revised edition explores and updates the cultural politics of the Walt Disney Company and how its ever-expanding list of products, services, and media function as teaching machines that shape children's culture into a largely commercial endeavor. The Disney conglomerate remains an important case study for understanding both the widening influence of free-market fundamentalism in the new millennium and the ways in which messages of powerful corporations have been appropriated and increasingly resisted in global contexts. New in this edition is a discussion of Disney's shift in its marketing strategies towards targeting tweens and teens, as Disney promises to provide (via participation in consumer culture) the tools through which young people construct and support their identities, values, and knowledge of the world. The updated chapters from the highly acclaimed first edition are complimented with two new chapters, "Globalizing the Disney Empire" and "Disney, Militarization, and the National Security State After 9/11," which extend the analysis of Disney's effects on young people to a consideration of the political and economic dimensions of Disney as a U.S.-based megacorporation, linking the importance of critical reception on an individual scale to a broader conception of democratic global community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847691104
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/11/2001
Series:
Culture and Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Disney's Troubled Utopia Chapter 2 Disney and the Politics of Public Culture Chapter 3 Learning with Disney Chapter 4 Children's Culture and Disney's Animated Films Chapter 5 Memory, Nation, and Family in Disney Films Chapter 6 Turning America into a Toy Store Chapter 7 Index Chapter 8 About the Author

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