Disneyized Dreams: Imaginary Models of Simulation

  • Marlon Xavier


This chapter analyzes dreams related to Disneyland, dialoguing with Bryman’s theory on Disneyization. In them, Disney imagery and icons appear as models of subjectivity—as simulacra of archetypal models (e.g., the hero), or mythic images. The effects of identification with them (discussed as participation mystique) appear as infantilization and dehumanization.


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  • Marlon Xavier
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  1. 1.University of Caxias do SulCaxias do SulBrazil

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