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Title The Disney Middle Ages : a fairy-tale and fantasy past / edited by Tison Pugh, Susan Aronstein
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 283 pages) : illustrations
Series The New Middle Ages
New Middle Ages.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments and Note to Readers; 1. Introduction: Disney's Retroprogressive Medievalisms: Where Yesterday Is Tomorrow Today; Part I Building a Better Middle Ages: Medievalism in the Parks; 2. Mapping the Happiest Place on Earth: Disney's Medieval Cartography; 3. Disney's Castles and the Work of the Medieval in the Magic Kingdom; 4. Pilgrimage and Medieval Narrative Structures in Disney's Parks; Part II The Distorical Middle Ages
10. "Where happily ever after happens every day": The Medievalisms of Disney's Princesses11. Disney's Medievalized Ecologies in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty; 12. The United Princesses of America: Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Purity in Disney's Medieval Past; 13. Esmeralda of Notre-Dame: The Gypsy in Medieval View from Hugo to Disney; 14. Reality Remixed: Neomedieval Princess Culture in Disney's Enchanted; A Select Filmography of Disney's Medievalisms; Select Bibliography; Biographical Notes on Contributors; Index
5. "You don't learn it deliberately, but you just know it from what you've seen": British Understandings of the Medieval Past Gleaned from Disney's Fairy Tales6. The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Animation and Alchemy in Disney's Medievalism; 7. The Sword in the Stone: American Translatio and Disney's Antimedievalism; 8. Walt in Sherwood, or the Sheriff of Disneyland: Disney and the Film Legend of Robin Hood; 9. Futuristic Medievalisms and the U.S. Space Program in Disney's Man in Space Trilogy and Unidentified Flying Oddball; Part III Disney Princess Fantasy Faire
Summary "The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy-Tale and Fantasy Past examines the intersection between the products of the Walt Disney Company and popular culture's fascination with the Middle Ages. The Disney Middle Ages have come, for many, to figure as the Middle Ages, forming the earliest visions of the medieval past for much of the contemporary western (and increasingly eastern) imaginary. The Disney Middle Ages explores Disney's accounts of the Middle Ages and their political and cultural ramifications, analyzing how these re-creations of a fairy-tale history function in modern society"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-273) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Walt Disney Productions.
Commercial products -- Social aspects.
Fairy tales -- Social aspects.
Medievalism in art.
Medievalism -- Political aspects.
Medievalism -- Social aspects.
Middle Ages in motion pictures.
Form Electronic book
Author Aronstein, Susan Lynn.
Pugh, Tison.
ISBN 113706692X (electronic bk.)
9781137066923 (electronic bk.)