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    DescriptionThis 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.


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    Title
    Disney and His Worlds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Bryman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415103763
    ISBN 10: 0415103762
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.6
    BIC E4L: SPO
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: KNSP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SATLAN, CULT/SOEAST
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27840
    Libri: I-PA
    LC classification: GV1853.3.C
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: BUS036000
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/FLORID
    B&T Approval Code: A48186000
    BISAC V2.8: PER014000
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/FLORLA
    DC22: 791.06873
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 338.76179068
    DC22: 791/.06/873
    LC classification: GV1853.3.C22 D572 1995
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JHB, KNT, DNBF, KFFM, KNS
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    05 October 1995
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of contents
    The life of Walt Disney; Disney after Walt; background to the Disney theme parks; a family pilgrimage; control and predictability; back to the future - representations of past and future; consuming the corporation; intimating postmodernity and the problem of reality; the business of fantasy.