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  • Written by Andrew Ross, Ph.D.
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The Celebration Chronicles

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney's New Town

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On Sale: March 16, 2011
Pages: 352 | ISBN: 978-0-307-78846-7
Published by : Ballantine Books Ballantine Group
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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.


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Andrew Ross, Ph.D.

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Andrew Ross is Professor of American Studies at New York University. He is the author of seven books, including No-Collar: The Humane Workplace and its Hidden Costs, The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney's New Town and Low Pay, High Profile: The Global Push for Fair Labor. He has also edited six books, including No Sweat: Fashion, Free Trade, and the Rights of Garment Workers, and, most recently, Anti-Americanism.
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"Entertaining . . . Insightful . . . Ross is a raconteur with delicious--and telling--anecdotes."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Our first astronaut-in-residence on Planet Disney returns with astonishing tales of its strange life-forms and customs. As an explorer of brave new worlds, Ross is a shrewd cross between Jonathan Swift and C. Wright Mills."
--MIKE DAVIS
   Bestselling author of Ecology of Fear and City of Quartz


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