The Resource Electric dreamland : amusement parks, movies, and American modernity, Lauren Rabinovitz, (ebook)

Electric dreamland : amusement parks, movies, and American modernity, Lauren Rabinovitz, (ebook)

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Electric dreamland : amusement parks, movies, and American modernity
Title
Electric dreamland
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amusement parks, movies, and American modernity
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Lauren Rabinovitz
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eng
Summary
More than two thousand amusement parks dotted the American landscape in the early twentieth century, thrilling the general public with the latest in entertainment and motion picture technology. Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class, 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 industrialization, urbanization, and immigration upended society before World War I, amusement parks tempered the shocks of racial, ethnic, and cultural conflict while shrinking the distinctions between gender and class. As she follows the rise of American parks from 1896 to 1918, Rabinovitz seizes on a simultaneous increase in cinema and spectacle audiences and connects both to the success of leisure activities in stabilizing society. Critics of the time often condemned parks and movies for inciting moral decline, but in fact they fostered women's independence, racial uplift, and assimilation. The rhythmic, mechanical movements of spectacle also conditioned audiences to process multiple stimuli. Featuring illustrations from private collections and accounts from unaccessed archives, Electric Dreamland joins film and historical analyses in a rare portrait of mass entertainment and the modern American eye
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Midwest
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1950-
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Rabinovitz, Lauren
Dewey number
791.06/8730904
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Film and culture
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  • Amusement parks
  • Motion pictures
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Electric dreamland : amusement parks, movies, and American modernity, Lauren Rabinovitz, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231527217
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11865328
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remote
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11865328
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MWT11865328
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Electric dreamland : amusement parks, movies, and American modernity, Lauren Rabinovitz, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231527217
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11865328
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11865328
System control number
MWT11865328
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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