Walt Disney: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) (Hardcover)

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Walt Disney has been dissected, criticized, and lauded in numerous biographies, most of which try to penetrate the psychology of the man and his motives. Walt Disney: A Biography takes a cultural approach, looking at Disney as both a product of his culture and a cultural innovator who influenced entertainment, education, leisure, and even history.

Drawing on many original sources, Walt Disney provides an overview of this genius's remarkable life and family. At the same time, the book places Disney in the context of his times as a way of exploring the roots of and inspiration for his creativity. Because Walt Disney's creations and ideas still affect our movies, play activities, vacation choices, and even our dreams and imagination, his influence is as important today as it was when he was alive, and this thoroughly engaging book shows why.

About the Author

Louise Krasniewicz, PhD, is an anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780313358302
ISBN-10: 0313358303
Publisher: Greenwood
Publication Date: July 1st, 2010
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Greenwood Biographies