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Representations of Classical Greece in Theme Parks

by: Carla-Uhink, F.

Price: 36,90 EURO

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Category: New Books
Code: 27664
ISBN-13: 9781350194472 / 978-1-350-19447-2
ISBN-10: 1350194476 / 1-350-19447-6
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: 2021
Publication Place: London
Binding: Paper
Pages: 263
Book Condition: New
Comments: IMAGINES: Classical Receptions in the Visual and Performing Arts / First Published 2020

Description
Theme park studies is a growing field in social and cultural studies. Nonetheless, until now little attention has been dedicated to the choice of the themes represented in the parks and the strategies of their representation. This is particularly interesting when the theme is a historical one, for example ancient Greece. Which elements of classical Greece find their way into a theme park and how are they chosen and represented? What is the “entertainment” element in ancient Greek history, culture and myth, which allows its presence in commercial structures aiming to people's fun? How does the representation of Greece change against different cultural backgrounds, e.g. in different European countries, in the USA, in China?

This book frames a discussion of these representations within the current debates about immersive spaces, uses of history and postmodern aesthetics, and analyses how ancient Greece has been represented and made “enjoyable” in seven different theme parks across the world, providing an original and ground-breaking contribution to theme park studies and classical reception.

Table of Contents
List of Figures
Acknowledgements

1. Representing History in the Theme Park: The Case of Ancient Greece
2. German Philhellenism in the Theme Park
3. Spain, Ancient Greece, and the Land of Myths
4. Ancient Greece, the United States of America and the Theme Park
5. The Far East, Ancient Greece, and the Theme Park
6. Ancient Greece in France – The World of a Gallic Warrior
7. Greece – In the Form of a Conclusion

Notes
Bibliography
Index

 
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Representations of Classical Greece in Theme Parks

by: Carla-Uhink, F.

  • ISBN-13: 9781350194472 / 978-1-350-19447-2
  • ISBN-03: 1350194476 / 1-350-19447-6
  • Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2021

Price: 36,90 EURO

1 copy in stock