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Author Zornado, Joseph L.,
Title Disney and the dialectic of desire : fantasy as social practice / Joseph Zornado.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]

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Subject Walt Disney Company -- Social aspects.
Disney Enterprises (1996- ) -- Social aspects.
Fantasy -- Social aspects.
Disney characters -- Social aspects.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: What is Fantasy? -- 2. Chapter Two: Capital, Crisis and the Rise of Disney Fantasy.- 3. Chapter Three: Walt Disney, Snow White, and Trauma of the Real -- 4. Chapter Four: Disney Fantasy as the Discourse of the Other -- 5. Chapter Five: Disneyland and the Perversity of Disney Fantasy -- 6. Chapter Six: Disney, Pixar, and Neoliberal Nostalgia -- 7. Chapter Seven: Conclusion: The Empire Expands: Star Wars as Disney Fantasy.
Summary 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.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 26, 2017).
ISBN 9783319626772 (electronic bk.)
3319626779 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1007520844
Additional Format Print version: Zornado, Joseph L. Disney and the dialectic of desire. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] 9783319626765 3319626760 (OCoLC)989966615