The playful crowd : pleasure places in the twentieth century /

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 enter...

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Authors / Creators: Cross, Gary S. (Author), Walton, John K. (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Walton, John K., author.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: New York : Columbia University Press, [2005]
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Making the Popular Resort: Coney Island and Blackpool About 1900
  • 2. Industrial Saturnalia and the Playful Crowd
  • 3. The Crowd and its Critics
  • 4. Decline and Reinvention: Coney Island and Blackpool
  • 5. The Disney Challenge
  • 6. "Enrichment through Enjoyment": The Beamish Museum in a Theme Park Age
  • 7. The Crowd Transformed?
  • Notes
  • Index