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WALT’S EXCEPTIONAL EMPIRE: FORDISM, HEGEMONY, AND SPECTACLE AT DISNEY

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Material Information

Title:
WALT’S EXCEPTIONAL EMPIRE: FORDISM, HEGEMONY, AND SPECTACLE AT DISNEY
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Warne, Thayer Z.
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
History
Faculty Sponsor:
Goff, Brendan

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
By addressing the legacy of Walt Disney and examining his corporation’s role in the world today, this thesis locates The Walt Disney Company within the narrative of American exceptionalism. Using a variety of both primary and secondary sources as part of its analysis—and dedicating significant attention to the Disney parks’ spatial layout— this thesis evaluates the connection between Disney’s own rendering of exceptionalism and its position as a multinational corporation that operates in a consumption-driven society. In doing so, this thesis touches upon the development of Disney in a post-Fordist economy, focusing on the company’s use of spectacle to promote a specific vision of itself and its nation’s place within the world. This thesis suggests that in showcasing its own exceptionalist vision, The Walt Disney Company serves as a vehicle for American cultural hegemony while simultaneously modifying what it means for the United States to be exceptional.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Thayer Z. Warne
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Goff, Brendan

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
S.T. 2014 W37
System ID:
AA00024826:00001

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