Amusing The Million

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Amusing The Million

Wit and Mirth  Or  Pills to Purge Melancholy
Author: John F. Kasson
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1429952237
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Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of a new mass culture. Exploring it afresh in this way, John Kasson shows Coney Island no longer as the object of nostalgia but as a harbinger of modernity--and the many photographs, lithographs, engravings, and other reproductions with which he amplifies his text support this lively thesis.
Amusing the Million
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: John F. Kasson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-01 - Publisher: Hill and Wang
Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions
Going Out
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: David Nasaw
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Harvard University Press
This social history of 20th-century show business and the new American public that assembled in the parks, theatres and dance halls argues that an otherwise disparate 'white' audience was united by the exclusion and stigmatisation of African Americans.
For the Love of Pleasure
Language: en
Pages: 233
Authors: Lauren Rabinovitz
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press
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Coney Island
Language: en
Pages: 199
Authors: Michael Immerso
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press
This is the first new history of Coney Island in half a century, tracing its evolution and cultural impact as an amusement center from its earliest development as a seaside resort to the present day Mermaid Parade. Over 100 photos.
The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Mark Dery
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-01 - Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
A wide-ranging collection of essays on millennial American culture that “marshals a vast pop vocabulary with easy wit” (The New York Times Book Review). From the far left to the far right, on talk radio and the op-ed page, more and more Americans believe that the social fabric is unraveling.
Gateway Heritage
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Mark Dery
Categories: Missouri
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:
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A Coney Island Reader
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Louis J. Parascandola, John Parascandola
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-09 - Publisher: Columbia University Press
This literary anthology celebrates the history and romance of Coney Island with works by some of the 19th and 20th centuries’ greatest authors and poets. Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world's finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers--including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García
USA
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Gwendolyn Wright
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02-15 - Publisher: Reaktion Books
From the Reliance Building and Coney Island to the Kimbell Museum and Disney Hall, the United States has been at the forefront of modern architecture. American life has generated many of the quintessential images of modern life, both generic types and particular buildings. Gwendolyn Wright’s USA is an engaging account
Electric Dreamland
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Lauren Rabinovitz
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-24 - Publisher: Columbia University Press
Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class in the early twentieth century, combining numerous, mechanically-based spectacles into one unique, modern cultural phenomenon. Lauren Rabinovitz describes the urban modernity engendered by these parks and their media, encouraging ordinary individuals to sense, interpret, and embody a burgeoning national identity. As
Enchanting a Disenchanted World
Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: George Ritzer
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Pine Forge Press
The only book to connect the everyday world of the 20-something undergraduate consumer with sound sociological analysis of the world of consumption Enchanting a Disenchanted World, Third Edition examines Disney, malls, cruise lines, Las Vegas, the world wide web, Planet Hollywood, credit cards, and all the other ways we now