The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney's New Town

Random House Publishing Group, 16.03.2011 - 352 Seiten
Scholar and iconoclast Andrew Ross spent a year living in the much scrutinized, and often demonized, Celebration--the picture-perfect town that Disney is building for 20,000 people in the swamp and scrub of central Florida. Lavishly planned with a downtown center and newly minted antique homes, and front-loaded with an ultraprogressive school, hospital, and high-tech infrastructure, Celebration was to offer a fresh start in a world gone wrong. Yet behind the picket fences, gleaming facades, and "Kodak moment" streetscapes, Ross discovered a real place with real problems, and not a theme park village cooked up by the Imagineers. Compelling and wide-ranging in its analysis, The Celebration Chronicles provides a startlingly fresh perspective on the link between contemporary urban planning and corporate bottom lines.


The Price of Tradition
The New Geewhizzery
Riders on the Storm
Oil and Water
It Takes a Village
Kinder Gentler Government?
Gods Houses a Picture of Health and the Color
Not an Island
Learning from Celebration

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Andrew Ross is professor and director of the American studies program at New York University. A writer for Artforum, The Nation, The Village Voice, and many other publications, he is the author or editor of ten previous books, including Real Love, The Chicago Gangster Theory of Life, Strange Weather, and No Respect.

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