DISNEYIZATION OF SOCIETY PDF

It should prove of interest to beginning students in a number of different courses and fields, as well as to scholars interested in culture and consumption. There is no question that the model created by Disney, and emulated in whole or in part by many organizations and in many settings, will continue to influence social structure and culture well into the future. This is an important book about a significant social process. And, it manages to be a fun read, as well! This is an agenda-setting new work in the sociology of culture and modern society. It argues that the contemporary world is increasingly converging towards the characteristics of the Disney theme parks.

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It should prove of interest to beginning students in a number of different courses and fields, as well as to scholars interested in culture and consumption. There is no question that the model created by Disney, and emulated in whole or in part by many organizations and in many settings, will continue to influence social structure and culture well into the future. This is an important book about a significant social process. And, it manages to be a fun read, as well!

This is an agenda-setting new work in the sociology of culture and modern society. It argues that the contemporary world is increasingly converging towards the characteristics of the Disney theme parks. This process of convergence is revealed in: the growing influence of themed environments in settings like restaurants, shops, hotels, tourism and zoos; the growing trend towards social environments that are driven by combinations of forms of consumption: shopping, eating out, gambling, visiting the cinema, watching sports; the growth in cachet awarded to brands based on licensed merchandise; and the increased prominence of work that is a performance in which the employees have to display certain emotions and generally convey impressions as though working in a theatrical event.

This insightful book demonstrates the importance of control and surveillance in consumer culture. Of interest to a wide variety of students studying in business, sociology, cultural studies, media studies and leisure studies courses this will also be of interest to anybody interested in understanding the intricacies of modern society.

It is in this context that the book of Alan Bryman is to be read. It is part of an overall analysis of contemporary global phenomena and a useful, intelligent, informative contribution tot he study of modern society and its future development.

Without doubt students will find it an accessible text, one that should allow them to think about consumption, familiar consumer products, settings and activities, sociologically'. In fact, his excellent analysis of the extension of Disneyization throughout society explains why we should care about the Disney phenomenon at all.

This is not only an important book for Disney scholars, but for any one interested in the future of modern society. The Disneyization of Society.

Alan Bryman. Praise for this text: "It is clear that the author knows his field and social theory very well. Hybrid consumption. Performative labour. Control and surveillance. Implications of Disneyization. Author Index. Subject Index. Sociology, Work and Industry Tony J.

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The Disneyization of society

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It should prove of interest to beginning students in a number of different courses and fields, as well as to scholars interested in culture and consumption. There is no question that the model created by Disney, and emulated in whole or in part by many organizations and in many settings, will continue to influence social structure and culture well into the future. This is an important book about a significant social process. And, it manages to be a fun read, as well! In fact, his excellent analysis of the extension of Disneyization throughout society explains why we should care about the Disney phenomenon at all.

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Disneyfication

In the field of sociology , the terms Disneyfication and Disneyisation describe the commercial transformation of a society to resemble the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts , based upon rapid Western-style globalization and consumerist lifestyles. The term Disneyisation appears in Christian Contradictions and the World Revolution , by Andre Kehoe: "This bogus culture imposed hour after hour on the people by the media is a serious interference with free thinking and therefore free action. It is part of what Peter K. Fallon of New York University, in an admirable phrase, calls the Disneyisation of society. The terms Disneyfication and Disneyisation are derogatory, implying the social and cultural homogenization consequent to consumerism , merchandising , and emotional labor ; and broadly describe the processes of stripping a real place or event of its original character, and represent it in a sanitized format. References to anything negative are removed, and the facts are dumbed down with the intent of rendering the subject more pleasant and easily grasped. In the case of places, that means replacing the real with an idealized, tourist-friendly veneer reminiscent of the " Main Street, U.

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