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The Resource Emerson goes to the movies : individualism in Walt Disney Company's post-1989 animated films, by Justyna Fruzińska

Emerson goes to the movies : individualism in Walt Disney Company's post-1989 animated films, by Justyna Fruzińska

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Emerson goes to the movies : individualism in Walt Disney Company's post-1989 animated films
Title
Emerson goes to the movies
Title remainder
individualism in Walt Disney Company's post-1989 animated films
Statement of responsibility
by Justyna Fruzińska
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Emerson Goes to the Movies: Individualism in Walt Disney Company's Post-1989 Animated Films traces the theme of Emersonian individualism in the Walt Disney Company's post-1989 animated films, to reveal that the philosopher's influence extends not only over American literature, but also over American popular culture, in this case Disney cartoons. It proves that individualism in its Emersonian formulation of self-reliance, even if questionable in late 20th and 21st century literature, is still very much alive in popular culture. Disney films are heavy with ideology and American national myths, and, because of their educational role, it seems relevant to acknowledge this dimension and discuss the sources of the Disney worldview. This book, instead of focusing on Disney's influence upon its audience, concerns rather what influences Disney, how Disney reflects the American mentality, and how the idea of individualism is depicted in the Company's particular films. The principal way of reading particular Disney films is the Cultural Studies approach. Thus, the book presents Romantic individualism with reference to such categories as race, gender, class, and imperialism. The idea behind such an approach is to see how various cultural fields intersect with individualism: whether individualism means the same for men and women; whether, as an American ideology, it succeeds at erasing differences when applied to exotic and non-individualist cultures; whether the individual turns out to be stronger than all social divides; and whether individualism can be seen as informing the American mentality on a national scale. --Provided by publisher
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YDXCP
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1984-
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Fruzińska, Justyna
Dewey number
384/.80979494
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1999.W27
LC item number
F78 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Walt Disney Company
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Animated films
  • Individualism
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Animated films
  • Individualism
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • United States
Label
Emerson goes to the movies : individualism in Walt Disney Company's post-1989 animated films, by Justyna Fruzińska
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 177-185) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Individualism and the Spirit of America -- If You Have Seen One You Have Seen Them All, or the Model Plot of Disney Films -- Individualizing the Classics, or How Disney's Version Changes the Values behind Literary Works: Treasure Planet, The Little Mermaid -- The Other Is the Same, or Transculturality of Individualism: Pocahontas, Aladdin -- "I Will Make a Man out of You" or the Problematic Female Individualism: Beauty and the Beast, Mulan -- The City upon a Hill Strikes Back, or Individualism on a National Scale: Atlantis: The Lost Empire -- Is There a Class in This Text? The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Bug's Life -- Conclusion
Control code
891853629
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 190 pages
Isbn
9781443866576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891853629
Label
Emerson goes to the movies : individualism in Walt Disney Company's post-1989 animated films, by Justyna Fruzińska
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 177-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Individualism and the Spirit of America -- If You Have Seen One You Have Seen Them All, or the Model Plot of Disney Films -- Individualizing the Classics, or How Disney's Version Changes the Values behind Literary Works: Treasure Planet, The Little Mermaid -- The Other Is the Same, or Transculturality of Individualism: Pocahontas, Aladdin -- "I Will Make a Man out of You" or the Problematic Female Individualism: Beauty and the Beast, Mulan -- The City upon a Hill Strikes Back, or Individualism on a National Scale: Atlantis: The Lost Empire -- Is There a Class in This Text? The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Bug's Life -- Conclusion
Control code
891853629
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 190 pages
Isbn
9781443866576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891853629

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