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Disney & His Worlds - Alan Bryman

Disney & His Worlds

Paperback Published: 14th September 1995
ISBN: 9780415103763
Number Of Pages: 236

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This work provides an overview of the Disney organization, in particular the theme parks and their significance for contemporary culture. The author examines topics such as Walt Disney's life and how his biography has been constructed, the Disney Company in the years after his death and various writings about the Disney theme parks. He raises important issues about the parks such as: whether they are harbringers of postmodernism; the significance of consumption at the parks; and the representation of past and future. The discussion of theme parks links with the presentation of Disney's biography and his organization by showing how central economic and business considerations have been in their development and how the significance of these considerations is typically marginalized in order to place an emphasis on fantasy and magic.

Prefacep. viii
Disney and His Organizationp. 1
The Life of Walt Disneyp. 3
Disney After Waltp. 34
The Disney Theme Parksp. 61
Background to the Disney Theme Parksp. 63
A Family Pilgrimagep. 81
Control and Predictabilityp. 99
Back to the Futurep. 127
Consuming the Corporationp. 143
Intimating Postmodernity and the Problem of Realityp. 161
The Business of Fantasyp. 184
Notesp. 195
Bibliographyp. 197
Author Indexp. 210
Subject Indexp. 214
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ISBN: 9780415103763
ISBN-10: 0415103762
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 14th September 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1

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