By Elizabeth Bell, Lynda Haas, Laura Sells
"From Mouse to Mermaid", an interdisciplinary number of unique essays, is the 1st entire, serious therapy of Disney cinema. Addressing kid's classics in addition to the Disney associates' newer makes an attempt to seize grownup audiences, the members reply to the Disney movie legacy from feminist, marxist, poststructuralist, and cultural reports views. the amount contemplates Disney's duality as an American icon and as an of cultural construction, created in and during fifty years of filmmaking. The individuals deal with a number of themes at factor in modern cultural reports: the functionality of gender, race, and sophistication; the engendered pictures of technology, nature, expertise, family members, and company. The compilation of voices in "From Mouse to Mermaid" creates a persuasive cultural critique of Disney's ideology. The individuals are Bryan Attebery, Elizabeth Bell, Claudia Card, Chris Cuomo, Ramona Fernandez, Henry A. Giroux, Robert Haas, Lynda Haas, Susan Jeffords, N. Soyini Madison, Susan Miller, Patrick Murphy, David Payne, Greg Rode, Laura Sells, and Jack Zipes.
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In Reframing 01lJanizational Culture, ed. Peter J. Frost et at. Newbury Park, CA: Sage. Warren, Karen. 1991. Introduction to Special Issue on Ecofeminism. Hypatia 6(1): 1-2. Weiner, Jon. 1993. Murdered Ink. The Nation, 31 May, 743-50. White, Susan. 1993. " See Collins, Radner, and Preacher Collins 1993. Willis, Susan. 1987. " Diacritics 17: 83-96. This page intentionally left blank I. Sanitizations /Disney Film as Cultural Pedagogy This page intentionally left blank One Breaking the Disney Spell Jack Zipes It was not once upon a time, but at a certain time in history, before anyone knew what was happening, that Walt Disney cast a spell on the fairy tale, and he has held it captive ever since.
Here one is brought together with other viewers not for the development of community but to be diverted in the French sense of divertissement and American sense of diversion. (8) The diversion of the Disney fairy tale is geared toward nonreflective viewing. Everything is on the surface, one-dimensional, and we are to delight in one-dimensional portrayal and thinking, for it is adorable, easy, and comforting in its simplicity. Once Disney realized how successful he was with his formula for featurelength fairy tales, he never abandoned it, and in fact, if one regards the two most recent Disney Studio productions of Beauty and the Beast (1991) and Aladdin (1992), Disney's contemporary animators have continued in his footsteps.
1968. The Disney version: The Life, Times, Art, and Commerce of Walt Disney. New York: Simon. van Maanen, John. 1991. " In Reframing 01lJanizational Culture, ed. Peter J. Frost et at. Newbury Park, CA: Sage. Warren, Karen. 1991. Introduction to Special Issue on Ecofeminism. Hypatia 6(1): 1-2. Weiner, Jon. 1993. Murdered Ink. The Nation, 31 May, 743-50. White, Susan. 1993. " See Collins, Radner, and Preacher Collins 1993. Willis, Susan. 1987. " Diacritics 17: 83-96. This page intentionally left blank I.
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