The Theming Of America, Second Edition: American Dreams, Media Fantasies, And Themed Environments, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Theming Of America, Second Edition

American Dreams, Media Fantasies, And Themed Environments, 1st Edition

By Mark Gottdiener

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216 pages

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Description

This book, an analysis of American society, explores the nature of social change since the 1960s as reflected in the "theming" of America from Graceland to Dollywood, from Las Vegas to Disneyworld, from the Mall of America to local mall.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition -- Looking at Themed Environments -- From a Themed to an Anti-Themed Environment, and Back -- The Mirror of Production -- Themed Culture and Themed Environments -- The Las Vegas Casino, Theme Parks, and the General Trend of Theming -- Experiencing Themed Environments and Organized Protests Against Them -- Themes, Societal Fantasies, and Daily Life

About the Author

Mark Gottdiener

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General