Description Since the s the Walt Disney Company has produced characters, images, and stories which have captivated audiences around the world. How can we understand the appeal of Disney products? What is it about the Disney phenomenon that attracts so many children as well as adults? In this major new book, Janet Wasko examines the processes by which the Disney company — one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world — manufactures the fantasies which enthrall millions. She also discusses the reception of Disney products by different kinds of audiences.
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Excellent study of the political economy of the Disney corporation. And those creations, when they are accompanied by the Disney name, become even more significant because of their prominence as well as their special appeal to young audiences. Tyler McLeod rated it liked it Jun 23, Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p.
There is barely room to scratch the surface of any of these topics, let alone all of them. This important book by a leading scholar of understanving entertainment industries will be of great interest to students in media and cultural studies and will appeal to a wide readership.
Dec 25, Lauren rated it really liked it. Interesting overview of Disney as company, culture, and phenomenon, from a variety of different analytical approaches. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Lost in this clutter are some fair and reasonable observations wasio the strangle-hold Disney has on American society.
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Understanding Disney : the manufacture of fantasy
Cambridge, U. ISBN It seems that over the past decade almost every leftist publication has had its "Disney issue," while academics and professionals from backgrounds as diverse as engineering, business administration, anthropology, and fine arts have contributed to the now vast amount of literature examining all things Disney. Understanding Disney is thus aptly titled, as it introduces readers to a critical and theoretical understanding of "Disney" as a site of serious academic inquiry.