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PDF ☆ BOOK Vinyl Leaves Walt Disney World and America Institutional Structures of Feeling FREE Á JOHNSCYCLINGDIARY Ø [BOOKS] ⚦ Vinyl Leaves Walt Disney World and America Institutional Structures of Feeling By Stephen M. Fjellman – Johns-cyclingWalt Disney World is a pilgrimage site Walt Disney PDF #198 filled with utopian elements craft and whimsy It's a pedestrian's world where the streets are clean the employees are friendly and the trains run on time All of its elements are themed presented in a consistent architectural decorative horticultural musical even olfactory tone with rides shows restaurants scenery and costumed characters coordinated to tell a consistent set of stories It is beguiling and exasperating a place of ambivalence and ambiguity In Vinyl Leaves Professor Fjellman analyzes each ride and theater show of While at times I got lost in the philosophical discussions of postmodernism and semiotics I found this book to be uite fascinating in its dissection of Walt Disney World Many fond childhood memories take place in WDW and I currently struggle with nostalgic idealization of WDW intermingled with a contempt for the capitalist system that it upholds Fjellman does a great job of discussing this struggle as he also feels the pull of WDW while simultaneously being repulsed by itIt was great reading about the old rides that I used to love and have since been torn apart into crappy thrill rides and also funny to hear about the new technology of laser discs but I would love to read an updated perspective of the park Fjellman seems to have a bit of contempt for EPCOT Center my favorite of the parks at Disney The EPCOT in this book would be completely unrecognizable to anybody who has been within the last 10 years without having gone in the early or mid 1990s The corporate sponsorship remains and the underlying corporate messages are still intact but I wonder how Fjellman would react to the moving away from educational rides to thrill ridesIronically this book makes me want to go back to WDW and look at the park through fresh eyes

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Erican and world culture become ideological tokens in arguments in favor of commodification and techno corporate Leaves Walt Disney ePUB #180 control Culture is construed as spirit colonialism and entrepreneurial violence as exotic zaniness and the Other as childExhaustion and cognitive overload lead visitors into the bliss of Commodity Zen the characteristic state of postmodern life While we were watching for Orwell Huxley rode into town bringing soma cable and charge cards and wearing mouse Leaves Walt Disney World and MOBI #233 ears This book is the story of our commodity fairyland I wish this has been updated in the last sixteen years but this book is probably one of the best academic looks at Disney World It's chock full of trivia and fun facts like Disney has the authority to have a nuclear reactor on site If you wanted to know what Neil Postman would say about Disney this is probably the next best thing

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Vinyl Leaves Walt Disney World and America Institutional Structures of FeelingWalt Disney World and discusses the history Vinyl Leaves MOBI #233 political economy technical infrastructure and urban planning of the area as well as its relationship with Metropolitan Orlando and the state of Florida Vinyl Leaves argues that Disney in pursuit of its own economic interests acts as the muse for the allied transnational corporations that sponsor it as well as for the world of late capitalism where the commodity form has colonized much of human life With brilliant technological legerdemain Disney puts visitors into cinematically structured stories in which pieces of Am I've been fascinated with and simultaneously repelled by Disney stuff since I was kid but as I grew older obviously a nice skepticism settled onto the lens through which I view all things Disneyhence the repulsion This book articulated some of my thinking on Disney in all its forms the parks especially in Fl and itshis take on history and our relationship to it teleology anyone I read this for a class not long after going to a great exhibit on the architecture of Disney at the Building Museum in DC