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Understanding Disney

Author : Janet Wasko
ISBN : 9780745669045
Genre : Social Science
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Since the 1930s 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 analyses the historical expansion of the Disney empire, examines the content of Disney's classic films, cartoons and TV programs and shows how they are produced, considering how some of the same techniques have been applied to the Disney theme parks. She also discusses the reception of Disney products by different kinds of audiences. By looking at the Disney phenomenon from a variety of perspectives, she provides a fresh and comprehensive account of one of the most significant media and cultural institutions of our time. This important book by a leading scholar of the entertainment industries will be of great interest to students in media and cultural studies and will appeal to a wide readership.

Understanding Disney

Author : Janet Wasko
ISBN : 9780745678344
Genre : Social Science
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Since the 1930s the Walt Disney Company has produced characters,images, and stories which have captivated audiences around theworld. How can we understand the appeal of Disney products? What isit about the Disney phenomenon that attracts so many children aswell as adults? In this major new book, Janet Wasko examines the processes by whichthe Disney company - one of the largest media and entertainmentcorporations in the world - manufactures the fantasies whichenthrall millions. She analyses the historical expansion of theDisney empire, examines the content of Disney's classic films,cartoons and TV programs and shows how they are produced,considering how some of the same techniques have been applied tothe Disney theme parks. She also discusses the reception of Disneyproducts by different kinds of audiences. By looking at the Disneyphenomenon from a variety of perspectives, she provides a fresh andcomprehensive account of one of the most significant media andcultural institutions of our time. This important book by a leading scholar of the entertainmentindustries will be of great interest to students in media andcultural studies and will appeal to a wide readership.

How Hollywood Works

Author : Janet Wasko
ISBN : 0761968148
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume details the processes involved in turning raw materials and labour into feature films. Janet Wasko surveys and critiques the policies and structure of the current United States film industry, as well as its relationships to other media industries.

The Disney Middle Ages

Author : T. Pugh
ISBN : 9781137066923
Genre : Performing Arts
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For many, the middle ages depicted in Walt Disney movies have come to figure as the middle ages, forming the earliest visions of the medieval past for much of the contemporary Western (and increasingly Eastern) imagination. The essayists of The Disney Middle Ages explore Disney's mediation and re-creation of a fairy-tale and fantasy past, not to lament its exploitation of the middle ages for corporate ends, but to examine how and why these medieval visions prove so readily adaptable to themed entertainments many centuries after their creation. What results is a scrupulous and comprehensive examination of the intersection between the products of the Disney Corporation and popular culture's fascination with the middle ages.

Disney Tv

Author : J. P. Telotte
ISBN : 0814330843
Genre : Performing Arts
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A historical account of the context, impact, and legacy of one of the most successful series in American television history.

Good Girls Wicked Witches

Author : Amy M. Davis
ISBN : 9780861969012
Genre : Social Science
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An in-depth view of the way popular female stereotypes were reflected in—and were shaped by—the portrayal of women in Disney’s animated features. In Good Girls and Wicked Witches, Amy M. Davis re-examines the notion that Disney heroines are rewarded for passivity. Davis proceeds from the assumption that, in their representations of femininity, Disney films both reflected and helped shape the attitudes of the wider society, both at the time of their first release and subsequently. Analyzing the construction of (mainly human) female characters in the animated films of the Walt Disney Studio between 1937 and 2001, she attempts to establish the extent to which these characterizations were shaped by wider popular stereotypes. Davis argues that it is within the most constructed of all moving images of the female form—the heroine of the animated film—that the most telling aspects of Woman as the subject of Hollywood iconography and cultural ideas of American womanhood are to be found. “A fascinating compilation of essays in which [Davis] examined the way Disney has treated female characters throughout its history.” —PopMatters

The Gospel According To Disney

Author : Mark I Pinsky
ISBN : 0664234674
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Contemporary Youth Culture

Author : Shirley R. Steinberg
ISBN : 0313337292
Genre : Popular culture
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An international and inter-disciplinary roster of experts shed light by exploring such topics as hip hop culture; punk culture; social justice movements; video games and others.

Popular Culture

Author : Raiford Guins
ISBN : 0761974725
Genre : Social Science
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Popular Culture: A Reader helps students understand the pervasive role of popular culture and the processes that constitute it as a product of industry, an intellectual object of inquiry, and an integral component of all our lives. The volume is divided into 7 thematic sections, and each section is preceded by an introduction which engages with, and critiques, the chapters that follow. The book contains classic writings from all the 'big names;' plenty of contemporary cultural references that will appeal to students, including skateboarding, hip hop, fashion (Tommy Hilfiger, vintage) websites, Star Trek, Disney, etc; material organized in a skills-focused and learning-focused way; strong pedagogic features throughout, making this an excellent classroom text; pieces drawing on diverse national, disciplinary and subdisciplinary contexts; and sensitivity to issues of gender, race and sexuality.

The Representation Of Gender In Walt Disney S Mulan

Author : Sonja Blum
ISBN : 9783638054430
Genre : Literary Collections
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,7, University of Osnabrück (Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Introduction to Gender Theory, 28 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: 'How can they tell if I am male or female?' With this last line of 'The Ballad of Mulan' the (anonymous) author raises the gender question already in the 6th century. In this essay, I would like to analyse The Representation of Gender in Walt Disney’s 'Mulan', using the structure of the movie to focus on The Protagonist Fa Mulan, the Treatment of Women and the Depiction of Men. Additionally, the inquiry concerning the Meaning of Song Texts in Disney’s 'Mulan' appears useful as these always play an important role in conveying movie themes. In order to establish a connection to the seminar on which this paper is based, I will illustrate how the movie is a good example for Judith Butler’s theory of Gender as Performance. Last but not least, I would like to show the Influence of Disney’s 'Mulan' on Society because fairy tales and movies '[...] do influence the manner in which children conceive the world and their places in it [...]'. Drawing the 'Conclusion', I will try a careful approach to find out if Disney’s 'Mulan' might even be considered as a feminist movie. (...)

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