Disney and the Dialectic of Desire : Fantasy as Social Practice Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 260 pages, IX, 260 p.
- Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
- Publication Date: 02/11/2017
- Category: Film theory & criticism
- ISBN: 9783319626765
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