Walt's utopia : Disneyland and American mythmaking / Priscilla Hobbs
- Hobbs, Priscilla, 1980-
- Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
- Physical Description:
- x, 220 pages ; 23 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Dreaming, Designing and Building: Background -- 2.Main Street, U.S.A.: The Myths of Reassurance and Nostalgia -- 3.Adventureland: The Myth of the Spirit of Adventure -- 4.New Orleans Square: The Shadow of American Doubt -- 5.Frontierland: The Myths of Frontier and Destiny -- 6.Fantasyland: The Myth of Utopia, Part 1: Fairy Tales and Happily Ever Afters -- 7.Fantasyland: The Myth of Utopia, Part 2: Disneyfication, Disneyization and Globalization -- 8.Tomorrowland: The Myth of the Spirit of Progress -- Epilogue. After Walt: Critter Country and Mickey's Toontown -- Appendices -- A.Key Attractions by Land -- B.The Fantasyland Fairy Tales.
- "The "Happiest Place On Earth" opened in 1955 during a trying time in American life--the Cold War. This book takes a fresh look at the park, analyzing its cultural narrative by looking beyond consumerism and corporate marketing to how Disney helped America cope during the Cold War and beyond"--
- 9780786498369 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786498366 (softcover : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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