Disney and the Dialectic of Desire

Disney and the Dialectic of Desire

Author: Joseph Zornado

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319626772

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

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This book analyzes Walt Disney’s impact on entertainment, new media, and consumer culture in terms of a materialist, psychoanalytic approach to fantasy. The study opens with a taxonomy of narrative fantasy along with a discussion of fantasy as a key concept within psychoanalytic discourse. Zornado reads Disney’s full-length animated features of the “golden era” as symbolic responses to cultural and personal catastrophe, and presents Disneyland as a monument to Disney fantasy and one man’s singular, perverse desire. What follows after is a discussion of the “second golden age” of Disney and the rise of Pixar Animation as neoliberal nostalgia in crisis. The study ends with a reading of George Lucas as latter-day Disney and Star Wars as Disney fantasy. This study should appeal to film and media studies college undergraduates, graduates students and scholars interested in Disney.
Disney and the Dialectic of Desire
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Joseph Zornado
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-18 - Publisher: Springer

This book analyzes Walt Disney’s impact on entertainment, new media, and consumer culture in terms of a materialist, psychoanalytic approach to fantasy. The study opens with a taxonomy of narrative fantasy along with a discussion of fantasy as a key concept within psychoanalytic discourse. Zornado reads Disney’s full-length animated features
Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Nichola Dobson
Categories: Animated films
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

"This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on animators, directors, studios, techniques, films, and some of the best-known characters"--
The Age of Spectacular Death
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Michael Hviid Jacobsen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-08 - Publisher: Routledge

This book explores death in contemporary society – or more precisely, in the ‘spectacular age’ – by moving beyond classic studies of death that emphasised the importance of the death taboo and death denial to examine how we now ‘do’ death. Unfolding the notion of ‘spectacular death’ as characteristic of
The Cinematic Superhero as Social Practice
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Joseph Zornado, Sara Reilly
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-06 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book analyzes the cinematic superhero as social practice. The study’s critical context brings together psychoanalysis and restorative and reflective nostalgia as a way of understanding the ideological function of superhero fantasy. It explores the origins of cinematic superhero fantasy from antecedents in myth and religion, to twentieth-century comic book,
Critical Thinking
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Joseph Zornado, Jill Harrison, Daniel Weisman
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-16 - Publisher: Routledge

Critical Thinking presents, defines and explains the intellectual skills and habits of mind that comprise critical thinking and its relationship to social justice. Each of the sequential chapters includes detailed examples and learning exercises that guide the reader step by step from intellectual competency, to critical thinking, to cultural cognition,