Walt Disney World is a pilgrimage site filled with utopian elements, craft, and whimsy. It’s a pedestrian’s world, where the streets are clean, the employees are friendly, and the trains run on time. All of its elements are themed, presented in a consistent architectural, decorative, horticultural, musical, even olfactory tone, with rides, shows, r
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments -- Stalking Woozles -- Culture and Context -- America and Consumption -- Distory: Disney History at the Magic Kingdom -- More Distory: Mostly EPCOT Center -- Go East, Young Mouse -- Let’s Make a Deal -- Marketing the Magic Mall -- The Price Is Right: Main Street USA and Hollywood Boulevard -- The Grounds: Spatial Infrastructure -- Utopia and Urban Planning -- Kungaloosh! The Theme Park World -- Cinema, Music, Fantasy -- Fantasyland and the Disney-MGM Studios -- Consumption and Culture Theory -- Nature’s “Gifts”: Land, Garden, Sea -- Tomorrow and the Future -- ComputiCore: Computers, Parades, Lunch -- Conclusion: Theses on Disney
"Stephen M. Fjellman is professor of anthropology at Florida International University in North Miami. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and has taught at Harvard University and Florida International University. "