EBook Disney and the Dialectic of Desire : Fantasy as Social Practice (EPUB, PDF)

by Joseph Zornado

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This book analyzes Walt Disney's impact on entertainment, new media, and consumer culture in terms of a materialist, psychoanalytic approach to fantasy. The study opens with a taxonomy of narrative fantasy along with a discussion of fantasy as a key concept within psychoanalytic discourse. Zornado reads Disney's full-length animated features of the "golden era" as symbolic responses to cultural and personal catastrophe, and presents Disneyland as a monument to Disney fantasy and one man's singular, perverse desire. What follows after is a discussion of the "second golden age" of Disney and the rise of Pixar Animation as neoliberal nostalgia in crisis. The study ends with a reading of George Lucas as latter-day Disney and Star Wars as Disney fantasy. This study should appeal to film and media studies college undergraduates, graduates students and scholars interested in Disney.

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ISBN9783319626765
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PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
GanreFilms, Cinema
Release date 27.09.2017
Pages count260
File size3.1 Mb
eBook formateBook, (FB2)En
Book rating0.7 (0 votes)

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