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The Theming Of America, Second Edition
American Dreams, Media Fantasies, And Themed Environments




ISBN 9780367296520
Published December 18, 2020 by Routledge
216 Pages

 
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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

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Mark Gottdiener