Disneyland And Culture

Author: Kathy Merlock Jackson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786487453
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Disneyland And Culture from the Author: Kathy Merlock Jackson. "These essays explore the far-reaching ideology unleashed by Disneyland, the world's first permanent, commercially viable theme park. Topics include Disney's role in the creation of children's architecture; Frontierland as an allegorical map of the American West; the "cultural invasion of France" in Disneyland Paris; the politics of nostalgia; and "hyperurbanity" in the town of Celebration, Florida"--Provided by publisher.

The Guide To United States Popular Culture

Author: Ray Broadus Browne
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879728212
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The Guide To United States Popular Culture from the Author: Ray Broadus Browne. "To understand the history and spirit of America, one must know its wars, its laws, and its presidents. To really understand it, however, one must also know its cheeseburgers, its love songs, and its lawn ornaments. The long-awaited Guide to the United States Popular Culture provides a single-volume guide to the landscape of everyday life in the United States. Scholars, students, and researchers will find in it a valuable tool with which to fill in the gaps left by traditional history. All American readers will find in it, one entry at a time, the story of their lives."--Robert Thompson, President, Popular Culture Association. "At long last popular culture may indeed be given its due within the humanities with the publication of The Guide to United States Popular Culture. With its nearly 1600 entries, it promises to be the most comprehensive single-volume source of information about popular culture. The range of subjects and diversity of opinions represented will make this an almost indispensable resource for humanities and popular culture scholars and enthusiasts alike."--Timothy E. Scheurer, President, American Culture Association "The popular culture of the United States is as free-wheeling and complex as the society it animates. To understand it, one needs assistance. Now that explanatory road map is provided in this Guide which charts the movements and people involved and provides a light at the end of the rainbow of dreams and expectations."--Marshall W. Fishwick, Past President, Popular Culture Association Features of The Guide to United States Popular Culture: 1,010 pages 1,600 entries 500 contributors Alphabetic entries Entries range from general topics (golf, film) to specific individuals, items, and events Articles are supplemented by bibliographies and cross references Comprehensive index

Modernity And Mass Culture

Author: James Naremore
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253206275
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Modernity And Mass Culture from the Author: James Naremore. "The twelve essays in  Modernity and Mass Culture provide a broad and captivating overview of what has come to be known as culture studies." —Texas Journal This is a wide-ranging analysis of the relationship among industrialization, democracy, and art in the 20th century. U.S. and British scholars discuss the interaction of "high," "popular," and "mass" art, showing how Western culture as a whole is affected by the transition from the modern to the postmodern era.

International Tourism

Author: Yvette Reisinger, PhD
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136438882
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International Tourism from the Author: Yvette Reisinger, PhD. In recent years there has been a considerable interest in the cultural aspects of tourism such as the impacts of culture on tourism planning, development, management, and marketing. However, the focus has been on material forms of culture such as arts, music, or crafts. The impacts of national culture on tourist behavior and travel decision-making have not been paid much attention. Only in the last two years have cross-cultural issues begun to generate significant interest among academics. An examination of cultural characteristics and differences is extremely important to the tourism industry because today’s tourism environment is becoming increasingly international. Information on the nature of the cultural differences between international tourists and locals is not readily available in tourism literature. The concept of culture is very complex and includes such abstract concepts as satisfaction, attitude and loyalty. International Tourism brings these concepts to the undergraduate student in tourism, as well as students in the related fields of marketing, management, international business, and cross-cultural communication. Designed as a textbook, it isorganized and presented in an integrated and relevant way for the benefit of a worldwide audience.

Reframing Organizational Culture

Author: Peter J. Frost
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803936515
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Reframing Organizational Culture from the Author: Peter J. Frost. With this follow-up to Organizational Culture (Sage 1985), the editors continue their study of the interaction between investigation and the subject of inquiry. The editors have included a variety of frames as tools that allow readers to examine any empirical piece on organizational culture on its own merits - as good research - while at the same time, permit viewing it from other perspectives as well. Combined with a unique emphasis on process, this volume also includes reflections from the editors, pointing out their values, biases, beliefs, perceptions and experiences in research, and lending a human dimension to the research process.

Disneyland

Author: Erin Fee
Publisher:
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Disneyland from the Author: Erin Fee. Disneyland Park, which opened in Anaheim, California on July 17, 1955, has been a fixture of American culture for over sixty years. Each of its themed “lands” are constructed to embody the popular perceptions of an abstract idea, such as the frontier, tomorrow, and adventure. Even areas based on specific locations are primarily invested in representing places as they exist in the American imagination. Culture is dynamic, however, and public sensibilities evolve. The constant struggle to maintain societal relevancy and resonance has revised nearly every facet of Disneyland’s narrative since its opening, in ways both subtle and substantial.

Popular Culture In The Age Of White Flight

Author: Eric Avila
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520248112
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Popular Culture In The Age Of White Flight from the Author: Eric Avila. "In Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight, Eric Avila offers a unique argument about the restructuring of urban space in the two decades following World War II and the role played by new suburban spaces in dramatically transforming the political culture of the United States. Avila's work helps us see how and why the postwar suburb produced the political culture of 'balanced budget conservatism' that is now the dominant force in politics, how the eclipse of the New Deal since the 1970s represents not only a change of views but also an alteration of spaces."—George Lipsitz, author of The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

National Culture And The New Global System

Author: Frederick Buell
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801848346
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National Culture And The New Global System from the Author: Frederick Buell. "The three worlds theory is perhaps still the basis for our dominant assumptions about geopolitical and geocultural order," writes Frederick Buell, "but its hold on our imagination and faith is passing fast. In its place, a startlingly different model—the notion that the world is somehow interconnected into a single system—has emerged, expressing the perception that global relationships constitute not three separate worlds but a single network." In the wake of disillusionment with anticolonial nationalism, and in response to a wide variety of economic, political, demographic, and technological changes, Buell argues, we have come increasingly to view the world as complexly interconnected. In National Culture and the New Global System he considers how the notion of national culture has been conceived—and reconceived—in the postwar period. For much of the period, the "three world" theory provided economic, political, and cultural models for mapping a world of nation-states. More recently, new notions of interconnectedness have been developed, ones that have had profound—and sometimes startling—effects on cultural production and theory. Surveying recent cultural history and theory, Buell shows how our understanding of cultural production relates closely to transformations in models of the world order.

Exploring Media Culture

Author: Michael R. Real
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803958777
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Exploring Media Culture from the Author: Michael R. Real. This unique textbook provides a fresh interpretation of media analysis and cultural studies. Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of American popular culture - including Hollywood cinema, presidential elections and the Super Bowl - to demystify complex concepts such as ritual, postmodernism and political economy. This use of popular culture texts, narratives and interpretations will enable readers to understand more about this important yet esoteric debate. Exploring Media Culture synthesizes a wealth of information and research and presents this in an engaging and accessible format.

New Media Culture Mediale Ph Nomene Der Netzkultur

Author: Christian Stiegler
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839429072
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New Media Culture Mediale Ph Nomene Der Netzkultur from the Author: Christian Stiegler. Das Netz ist eine Brutstätte für mediale Phänomene wie etwa digitale Realitäten, Avatars, Memes, Selfies, Transmedia Storytelling, Shitstorms, Gamification, Ultra Fandom, Big Data oder hybride Medienformen, die direkten Einfluss auf Gesellschaft, Kultur und Wirtschaft haben. Doch welche Auswirkungen hat die Netzkultur auf unsere tagtägliche Wahrnehmung von Kommunikation, Arbeitsbedingungen, sozialen Beziehungen, Konsumprodukten und ästhetischen Entwürfen? Dieser Band versammelt grundlegende Annäherungen an die medialen Ausformungen digitaler Kulturen und ermöglicht Studierenden und Lehrenden - aber auch Praktiker_innen - verschiedener Disziplinen, diese zu überdenken, weiterzuspinnen und zu hinterfragen. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von Henry Jenkins, Ramón Reichert, Judith Ackermann, Jan-Hinrik Schmidt, Stephan Sonnenburg und Roman Rackwitz.