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Author Koehler, Dori, author

Title The mouse and the myth : sacred art and secular ritual at Disneyland / Dorene Koehler
Published East Barnet [England] : John Libbey Publishing Ltd., [2017]
Bloomington [Indiana] : Distributed worldwide by Indiana University Press
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Description 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents Cover; The Mouse and The Myth; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Title; Copyright; Contents; Chapter 1 Tell Us a Myth, Wendy-Lady!; Introduction; Why Disney Studies? Why not?; A Land of Golden Dreams?; Nostalgia and Transcendence at Disneyland; Chapter 2 The Pilgrimage to Psyche-Land; In the Beginning ... ; How Did We Get Here?; A Campbellian Hermeneutic of Disneyland; The Soul's Hidden Mickey; Lost Parents? Children Inquire Within; The Animated Shaman; Welcome to Pixie Hollow; A Fairyland Filled With Dreams; A Pilgrimage to Heart; Chapter 3 The Evolution of Disney's Temple to Entertainment
California's Animated Axis Mundi A Thrilling Ride on the Top of the World; Mythic Timelessness at Disneyland; Animating Disney's Temple to Entertainment; The Imitation of Life; Revealing the Animated Stage; The Illusion of Life; Animating the Backlot; The Living Room's Lens on Life; Television Builds the Park; Disneyland as Ultimate in Transformative Narcisissm; Chapter 4 Disneyland as the Work of Worship; Archetypal Liturgy; Touch a Turnstile, Touch a Relic; With a Smile and a Song; The Animatronic Priesthood; Across the Small World and the Bayou; The Spoken Recitation
Collecting the Sacred Souvenir Selfies, Snapshots, and Icons of Light; Holy Fluffiness; Mickey's Animal Totems; The Princess Bloc and The Wicked Cackle; Donning the Vestments; Tradable Icons; Identification Through Ears; Digesting Mickey; The Disney Attraction as Feast; Sitting There With a Churro in Your Hand; Chapter 5 Spectacular Spectacle; The Crafted Communitas of Disneyland; And Now, Disneyland is Proud to Present a New Kind of Spectacle; Parades; Exclamation Point / Disney's Point: Fantasmic!; On with the Show: World of Color; Chapter 6 Renewing the Magic; Re-animating Tradition
The 10th Anniversary Special Dancing with Heresy in Fantasyland; Mickey's 'Hood; When Tomorrowland Becomes Yesterdayland; The Disneyfication of the Golden State; Disney, You've Got a Friend in Pixar!; A Whole New (La La) Land: Renewing Walt's Los Angeles; Disneyland in the Digital Age; Epilogue To the Diamond Celebration and Beyond: Disneyland at 60; Shining, Shimmering Merchandise; Blasts from the Past, Into the Future; Renewing Opulence; A Long Time Ago in A Disneyland Far Far Away; Bibliography; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 22, 2017)
Subject Amusement parks -- Social aspects -- California -- Anaheim.
Disneyland (Calif.) -- Social aspects.
United States -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0861969324 (electronic bk.)
9780861969326 (electronic bk.)