The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - Education - 186 pages
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Henry Giroux shows how Disney atempts to hide befind a cloak of innocence and entertainment, while simultaneously exercising its influence as a major force on both global economics and cultural learning.
 

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Review: The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence (Culture & Education) (Culture & Education Series)

User Review  - Priscilla Hobbs - Goodreads

A well-argued point, even if it isn't a favorable assessment of Disney. Read full review

Review: The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence (Culture & Education) (Culture & Education Series)

User Review  - Jafer Martin - Goodreads

Baudrillard does a more interesting take on the Disney experience that seems more relevant. Its not that his arguments are wrong. My principle complaint of Giroux's book is that if his complaints were ... Read full review

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Contents

DISNEY AND THE POLITICS OF PUBLIC CULTURE
17
LEARNING WITH DISNEY
63
CHILDRENS CULTURE AND DISNEYS ANIMATED FILMS
83
MEMORY NATION AND FAMILY IN DISNEY FILMS
123
TURNING AMERICA INTO A TOY STORE
155
INDEX
175
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
187
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Page 14 - So against the hegemonic force of the dominant classes, "the people" in fact represent the most creative energies and functions of critical reading. In the end they are not simply the cultural student's object of study, and his native informants. The people are also the textually delegated, allegorical emblem of the critic's own activity.
Page 14 - Said, The World, the Text, and the Critic (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1983), 46-47.

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Henry A. Giroux is the well-known author of numerous books and articles on society, education, and political culture. He is Waterbury Chair of Education at Pennsylvania State University and lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

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