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The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies

Edited by Lauren Dundes


"Disney 'World': The Westernization of World Music in EPCOT's Illuminations: Reflections of Earth'"

pp. 112-122

Matthew's contributing chapter to this scholarly collection addresses the presence of musical westernization within Disney World. Despite achieving an undeniably remarkable presence in commercial tourism, Disney World's exhibition of global cultures -- particularly in its EPCOT theme park -- is presented through a highly-westernized filter. Matthew's chapter navigates the musical representation of 'world' music heard in EPCOT's immensely popular nighttime spectacular "Illuminations: Reflections of Earth."

*This chapter was initially printed in the academic journal Arts.

(2019, MDPI, 246 pages)

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