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The Resource Vinyl leaves : Walt Disney World and America, Stephen M. Fjellman

Vinyl leaves : Walt Disney World and America, Stephen M. Fjellman

Label
Vinyl leaves : Walt Disney World and America
Title
Vinyl leaves
Title remainder
Walt Disney World and America
Statement of responsibility
Stephen M. Fjellman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Walt Disney World is a pilgrimage site filled with utopian elements, craft, and whimsy. It's a pedestrian's world, where the streets are clean, the employees are friendly, and the trains run on time. All of its elements are themed, presented in a consistent architectural, decorative, horticultural, musical, even olfactory tone, with rides, shows, restaurants, scenery, and costumed characters coordinated to tell a consistent set of stories. It is beguiling and
  • Exasperating, a place of ambivalence and ambiguity. In Vinyl Leaves Professor Fjellman analyzes each ride and theater show of Walt Disney World and discusses the history, political economy, technical infrastructure, and urban planning of the area as well as its relationship with Metropolitan Orlando and the state of Florida. Vinyl Leaves argues that Disney, in pursuit of its own economic interests, acts as the muse for the allied transnational corporations that sponsor
  • It as well as for the world of late capitalism, where the commodity form has colonized much of human life. With brilliant technological legerdemain, Disney puts visitors into cinematically structured stories in which pieces of American and world culture become ideological tokens in arguments in favor of commodification and techno-corporate control. Culture is construed as spirit, colonialism and entrepreneurial violence as exotic zaniness, and the Other as child
  • Exhaustion and cognitive overload lead visitors into the bliss of Commodity Zen--the characteristic state of postmodern life. While we were watching for Orwell, Huxley rode into town, bringing soma, cable, and charge cards--and wearing mouse ears. This book is the story of our commodity fairyland
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fjellman, Stephen M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Institutional structures of feeling
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leisure
  • Popular culture
  • Leisure industry
  • Walt Disney World (Fla.)
  • Walt Disney World (Fla.)
Label
Vinyl leaves : Walt Disney World and America, Stephen M. Fjellman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [405]-466) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24954011
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 492 pages
Isbn
9780813314730
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91043693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1449069
Label
Vinyl leaves : Walt Disney World and America, Stephen M. Fjellman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [405]-466) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24954011
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 492 pages
Isbn
9780813314730
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91043693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1449069

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