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. It’s a Small, White World

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter turns to the third case study concerning the imagining of Africa through popular culture. This chapter primarily engages the ways in which, like Mattel’s world of Barbie, the world of ... More


Manifest Disney?

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter addresses charges against the Disney Company as a monopolizing transnational corporation that exports mediocre tastes as its territory and power has expanded internationally. The term ... More


Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the American world, the presence of African culture is sometimes fully embodied and sometimes leaves only a trace. This book explores this presence, examining Mattel’s world of Barbie, the 1996 ... More


. Africa in Florida: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter, like the previous one, focuses on particular facilities at the Walt Disney World Resort where there exist certain implications for the perception of Africa in American popular culture. ... More


Fair Game: Sampling Technology and World Cultures at Epcot

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 5 focuses upon the profound influence that World’s Fairs, particularly those in the United States, had upon Walt Disney. The fairs offer keen insight into the conception and planning of ... More


Keeping the Faith: Disney World as a Pilgrimage Center

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 2 investigates Disney World as a pilgrimage site predicated on its rites of passage, temporary communities transcending normal social constraints, spatial planning, corporeal, symbolic ... More


Swampland: Walt Disney Builds Paradise

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 3 explores Walt Disney’s desire to create his own Garden of Eden while aligning this urge with examples of landscape tourism. Landscape tourism is when one visits a place where natural ... More


Fantasy for Sale: Living Large at Disney World

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 4 looks at tourist destinations, most closely Las Vegas, which employ theming techniques and loose historical references to create immersive experiences for wide audiences. The founding and ... More


Smart Business and Simulations: Walt Disney and His World

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 1 reflects on the impetus for Walt to build Disney World. It also reflects on Walt Disney’s carefully crafted dual persona as a savvy businessman and dedicated visionary. A discussion of the ... More


. Introduction: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter introduces the intrinsic purpose and aim of the book: the imagining of Africa through popular culture. The book focuses on three case studies, each of which has repackaged African visual ... More


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