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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-244056

Description

xxxvii, 296 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Camps History.
Ferienlager.

Originator

Van Slyck, Abigail Ayres.

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.

Publication

Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press

Publisher Series

Architecture, landscape, and American culture series

Description

xxxvii, 296 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 270-280) and index.
Received May 8, 2007; LA2007.0062.

ISBN

081664876X (hc/j : alk. paper)
9780816648764 (hc/j : alk. paper)
0816648778 (pb : alk. paper)
9780816648771 (pb : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks GV193.V37 2006

Places

United States
USA.