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By Dorene Koehler

ISBN-10: 0861967275

ISBN-13: 9780861967278

The rituals that bond humanity create our so much transcendent and significant stories, specifically the sacred rituals of play. even supposing we may well fail to acknowledge rites of play, they're consistently found in tradition, delivering one of those mental liberate for baby and grownup individuals. Disneyland is an instance of the type of metaphorical box important for the development of rituals of play. This paintings explores the unique Disney subject park in Anaheim and demanding situations the disciplines of mythological reports, spiritual reviews, movie stories, and intensity psychology to expand conventional definitions of the type of cultural equipment that represent temple tradition and formality by means of suggesting that Hollywood’s leisure has constructed a platform for mythic ritual. After surroundings the ritualized "stage", this ebook turns to the practices in Disneyland right, studying the shoppers’ traditions in the framework of the park and past. It explores Disneyland’s spectacles, via chosen exhibits and parades, and concludes with an exploration of the park’s participation in ritual renewal.

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