PJAS 10-8

Sabrina Mittermeier
“Windows to the Past”: Disney’s America, the Culture Wars, and the
Question of Edutainment

Polish Journal for American Studies, vol. 10 (2016), pp. 127-146


While much has been written on Disney’s America, the theme park the Walt Disney Company wanted to build in Virginia in 1993, the relation of the surrounding controversy to the ongoing Culture Wars in the US has only marginally been touched upon. This article therefore delves deeper into this crucial connection, as well as using these events as a case study to discuss the importance of edutainment, and the role that theme parks play for this similarly often-discussed issue.

Keywords: Disney’s America, Walt Disney Company, Culture Wars, edutainment, theme parks

DOI: 10.7311/PJAS.10/2016.08

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