Henry Giroux shows how Disney atempts to hide befind a cloak of innocence and entertainment, while simultaneously exercising its influence as a major force. Henry A. Giroux explores the surprisingly diverse ways in which Disney, while hiding behind a cloak of innocence and entertainment, strives to dominate global . How are children—and their parents—affected by the world’s most influential corporation? Henry A. Giroux explores the surprisingly diverse.

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This book helps us to learn how to think critically, even when we are presented with ‘just another kids film’. I have a great interest in how story telling shapes our culture and sense of self. It is also roxred as an all-purpose guide to corporate greed and immorality, and it’s imporant to be aware of these things as we make our decisions as consumers today. Selected pages Title Page. Giroux Limited preview – References to this book Breaking the Magic Spell: Ch01 Disney and the Politics of Public Culture.

As they sell culture to various cultures, ethics chnage.

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One consequence tthat that consumerism appears to be the only kind of citizenship being offered. Ch02 Learning with Disney. In Good Morning Vietnam, for instance, rebellion is defined by the music people like. Disney is an interesting case in point.


A prime example of how global capitalism has vanquished democracy. A well-argued point, even if it isn’t a favorable assessment of Disney. Children’s Culture and Disney’s Animated Films 5 4.

The Mouse that Roared : Disney and the End of Innocence

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Disney and the End of Innocence Henry A. Books by Henry A. Harvard University Press, Turning the World into a Disney Store show more. No trivia or quizzes yet. Giroux has published more than 35 books and academic articles, and is published widely throughout education and cultural studies literature.

You don’t get to be huge by being innocent – and this book documents many of the corporate practices Disney uses to produce, protect and popularise its product that, frankly, might make your hair curl.

The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence

It is, however, very insightful and an overall interesting read. Invariably, the lessons are anything but ‘PC’. Grace Pollock recently completed her doctoral degree at McMaster University and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Western Ontario. He does not go for the jugular, by presenting the upsides to Disney and the joy so many gain by it’s existence.


It did a decent job making the case that Disney’s films promote traditional and limited roles for women. Giroux Snippet view – I haven’t got very far and am giving up.

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This book seeks to be much more even-handed about Disney than I have been here. Childrens Culture and Disneys Animated Films. Most of it, unsurprisingly, is negative.

It means less of a burden on government, and more money to save toward paying back our ridiculous deficit. Here are some highlights from the book.


These tools are especially welcome because other ways of talking back to consumer culture have been relentlessly closed down by neoliberals.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Reading negative press about Disney always makes me smile cynically.