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The Resource Savage park : a meditation on play, space, and risk for Americans who are nervous, distracted, and afraid to die, Amy Fusselman

Savage park : a meditation on play, space, and risk for Americans who are nervous, distracted, and afraid to die, Amy Fusselman

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Savage park : a meditation on play, space, and risk for Americans who are nervous, distracted, and afraid to die
Title
Savage park
Title remainder
a meditation on play, space, and risk for Americans who are nervous, distracted, and afraid to die
Statement of responsibility
Amy Fusselman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Part memoir, part manifesto, this exploration of the underside of America's obsession with safety is prompted by the author's visit to a thrillingly alarming adventure playground in Tokyo "How fully can the world be explored," asks Amy Fusselman ". if you are also trying not to die?" On a visit to Tokyo with her family, Fusselman stumbles on Hanegi playpark, where children are sawing wood, hammering nails, stringing hammocks to trees, building open fires. When she returns to New York, her conceptions of space, risk, and fear are completely changed. Fusselman invites us along on her tightrope-walking expeditions with Philippe Petit and late night adventures with the Tokyo park-workers, showing that when we deprive ourselves, and our children, of the experience of taking risks in space, we make them less safe, not more so. Savage Park is a fresh, poetic reconsideration of behaviors in our culture that -- in the guise of protecting us -- make us numb and encourage us to sleepwalk through our lives. We babyproof our homes; plug our ears to our devices while walking through the city. What would happen if we exposed ourselves, if -- like the children at Hanegi park -- we put ourselves in situations that require true vigilance? Readers of Rebecca Solnit and Cheryl Strayed will delight in the revelations in Savage Park"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fusselman, Amy
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.U86
LC item number
Z46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fusselman, Amy
  • Authors, American
  • Playgrounds
  • Play (Philosophy)
  • Space
  • Risk-taking (Psychology)
Label
Savage park : a meditation on play, space, and risk for Americans who are nervous, distracted, and afraid to die, Amy Fusselman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-134)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9780544303003
Lccn
2014034032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn867609619
  • 1440985
  • (OCoLC)867609619
Label
Savage park : a meditation on play, space, and risk for Americans who are nervous, distracted, and afraid to die, Amy Fusselman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-134)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9780544303003
Lccn
2014034032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn867609619
  • 1440985
  • (OCoLC)867609619

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