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The Resource A manufactured wilderness : summer camps and the shaping of American youth, 1890-1960, Abigail A. Van Slyck

A manufactured wilderness : summer camps and the shaping of American youth, 1890-1960, Abigail A. Van Slyck

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A manufactured wilderness : summer camps and the shaping of American youth, 1890-1960
Title
A manufactured wilderness
Title remainder
summer camps and the shaping of American youth, 1890-1960
Statement of responsibility
Abigail A. Van Slyck
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Language
eng
Summary
Since they were first established in the 1880s, children's summer camps have touched the lives of millions of people. Why were summer camps created? What concerns and ideals motivated their founders? Whom did they serve? How did they change over time? What factors influenced their design? To answer these and many other questions, this book looks at the most visible and evocative aspect of camp life: its landscape and architecture. It argues that summer camps delivered much more than a simple encounter with the natural world, but rather a man-made version of wilderness, shaped by middle-class anxieties
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IDEBK
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Architecture, landscape, and American culture series
A manufactured wilderness : summer camps and the shaping of American youth, 1890-1960, Abigail A. Van Slyck
Label
A manufactured wilderness : summer camps and the shaping of American youth, 1890-1960, Abigail A. Van Slyck
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.cttttgx6
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-280) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Summer camps and the problem of modern childhood -- Putting campers in their place : camp landscapes and changing ideas of childhood -- Fun and games : the serious work of play -- Housing the healthy camper : tents, cabins, and attitudes toward health -- Feeding an army : mealtime rituals at camp -- Good and dirty? : girls, boys, and camp cleanliness -- Living like savages : tipis, council rings, and playing Indian -- Epilogue: Summer camps, modern architecture, and modern life
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Extent
1 online resource (xxxvii, 296 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452945989
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote

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