An American in Paris: The Hyperreality of America as Presented in Disneyland Paris.
The research topic for this bachelor thesis will be hyperreality in the case of Disneyland Paris. It will be particularly focused on the aspect of how American hyperreality can be translated to a French context. This will be explained using the case study of Disneyland Paris. Several iconic landmarks that can be found in the American parks have been omitted or changed for the French adaptation of the theme park. This BA thesis will show how American elements of hyperreality need to be changed and adapted in order to work for French society. This will be investigated with the help of academic journals, and concepts by Gottdiener, Pells, and Baudrillard, which will help to explain the answer to the research question that this thesis will be focusing on.
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