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The Disney Middle Ages : a fairy-tale and fantasy past

Author: Tison Pugh; Susan Lynn Aronstein
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tison Pugh; Susan Lynn Aronstein
ISBN: 9780230340077 0230340075
OCLC Number: 794037046
Notes: Includes filmography.
Description: xii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Disney's retroprogressive medievalisms : where yesterday is tomorrow today / Tison Pugh --
Part I: Building a better middle ages : medievalism in the parks. Mapping the happiest place on Earth : Disney's medieval cartography / Stephen Yandell ; Disney's castles and the work of the medieval in the Magic Kingdom / Martha Bayless ; Pilgrimage and medieval narrative structures in Disney's parks / Susan Aronstein --
Part II: The distorical middle ages. "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 tales / Paul Sturtevant ; The sorcerer's apprentice : animation and alchemy in Disney's medievalism / Erin Felicia Labbie ; The sword in the stone : American translatio and Disney's antimedievalism / Rob Gossedge ; Walt in Sherwood, or the sheriff of Disneyland : Disney and the film legend of Robin Hood / Kevin J. Harty ; Futuristic medievalisms and the U.S. space program in Disney's Man in space trilogy and Unidentified flying oddball / Amy Foster --
Part III: Disney princess fantasy faire. "Where happily ever after happens every day" : the medievalisms of Disney's princesses / Clare Bradford ; Disney's medievalized ecologies in Snow White and the seven dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty / Kathleen Coyne Kelly ; The united princesses of America : ethnic diversity and cultural purity in Disney's medieval past / Ilan Mitchell-Smith ; Esmeralda of Notre-Dame : the gypsy in medieval view from Hugo to Disney / Allison Craven ; Reality remixed : neomedieval princess culture in Disney's Enchanted / Maria Sachiko Cecire.
Series Title: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Tison Pugh and Susan Aronstein.
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