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Playful Crowd Pleasure Places in the Twentieth Century

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ISBN-10: 0231127243

ISBN-13: 9780231127240

Edition: 2005

Authors: Gary S. Cross, John K. Walton, Gary Cross

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During the first part of the twentieth century thousands of working-class New Yorkers flocked to Coney Island in search of a release from their workaday lives and the values of bourgeois society. On the other side of the Atlantic, British workers headed off to the beach resort of Blackpool for entertainment and relaxation. However, by the middle of the century, a new type of park began to emerge, providing well-ordered, squeaky-clean, and carefully orchestrated corporate entertainment. Contrasting the experiences of Coney Island and Blackpool with those of Disneyland and Beamish, Gary S. Cross and John K. Walton explore playful crowds and the pursuit of pleasure in the twentieth century to…    
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List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/18/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Johanna Lindsey is one of the world's most successful romance authors. She has written over 30 books, of which 54 million copies are in print and have been translated into 12 languages. Lindsey was born with the name Johanna Helen Howard on March 10, 1952. As a young wife and mother, Lindsey became a great fan of romance novels and wrote her first book, Captive Bride in 1977, on a whim when she was 25. To the young author's great surprise, it made The New York Times Bestsellers list. Lindsey had found a romance formula that worked. Take any setting past or present, introduce a rascally rakish male and a romantic heroine, let their hearts ignite with passion, lust, and love. Lindsey has…    

Gary S. Cross is professor of history at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of several titles, including An All-Consuming Century: Why Commercialism Won in Modern America(Columbia, 2000).John K. Walton is professor of social history at the University of Central Lancashire. His most recent book is The British Seaside: Holidays and Resorts in the Twentieth Century.

Timothy J. Motley is associate professor in the Collum Program for Molecular Systematics at The New York Botanical Garden.Nyree Zerega is the director of the Plant Biology and Conservation Program at Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden.Hugh Cross is a postdoctoral researcher at the National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Leiden University.

Making the popular resort : Coney Island and Blackpool about 1900
Industrial saturnalia and the playful crowd
The crowd and its critics
Decline and reinvention : Coney Island and Blackpool
The Disney challenge
"Enrichment through enjoyment" : the Beamish museum in a theme park age
The crowd transformed?