The Disney fetish / Seán Harrington.

Harrington, Sean, author.
Hertfordshire, England : John Libbey Publishing, 2015.
1 online resource (380 p.)

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Walt Disney Company.
Walt Disney Company -- History.
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Long considered a figurehead of family values and wholesome adolescence, the Disney franchise has faced increasing criticism over its gendered representations of children in film, its stereotypical representations of race and non-white cultures, and its emphasis on the heterosexual couple. Against a historical backdrop of studio history, audience reception, and the industrial-organizational apparatus of Disney media, Seán Harrington examines the Disney classics through a psychoanalytical framework to explore the spirit of devotion, fandom, and frenzy that is instilled in consumers of Disney
Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One The Homunculus; Chapter 1 A Theoretical Context; Chapter 2 Psycho-mythology; Walt Disney; Alice in Cartoon-land; Chapter 3 The Phallus and Disney Animation; Oswald the Lucky Rabbit; Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, the Ego Ideal and the Id; Steamboat Willy; The Duck; Analysis; Chapter 4 The Conceptual Homunculus; Fetishism; Anality and Rivalry in the Silly Symphonies series; Part Two The Regressive Apparatus; Chapter 5 Disney Character Tropes; Mass Appeal and Regression; A Disney Apparatus
Snow White Disney Character Tropes; Chapter 6 The Industrial Process and the Father; A Lexicon of Regression; Absent Fathers: Disney and the Real Boy; Malevolence and the Castrating Fathers; Threat to the Homuncule Body; Chapter 7 Fantasia and Eroticism; Fantasia's Utopia; Pastoral Symphony; The Sorcerer's Apprentice; Death of the Dinosaurs; A Night on Bald Mountain; Chapter 8 Regression and Jouissance; The Regressive; The Law and the Primordial in Regression; Dumbo: Regressive Narratives; Ugly Children; Bambi: Death of the Mother and Jouissance; Violence and the Cartoon Body in Bambi
Part Three The Hybrid Utopia Chapter 9 Hegemony; Unionisation and the Disney Strike; Films Made in Studio During the Strike; Chapter 10 Disney's 'Good Neighbour'; The Three Caballeros: Hyper-real Sexuality and Cartoon Jouissance; Communist witch-hunts and red fear; Chapter 11 World War II and Propaganda; The Production of Canadian Propaganda; The United States Enters the War; Donald gets Drafted; The Cartoon Body: Sadism, Exaggeration and Manipulation; Propaganda, pornography and utopia; Chapter 12 The Consumerist Utopia; Television and Disneyland
Feature-length Films of the 50's and 60's: Familial Sexuality Walt Disney's Death and Walt Disney World; Conclusion; Future Research and End Notes; References, Filmography, Studios, Digital Rights; Index
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