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Electric dreamland : amusement parks, movies, and American modernism, Lauren Rabinovitz

Label
Electric dreamland : amusement parks, movies, and American modernism
Title
Electric dreamland
Title remainder
amusement parks, movies, and American modernism
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Rabinovitz
Creator
Subject
Language
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
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rabinovitz, Lauren
Dewey number
791.06/8730904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1853.2
LC item number
.R34 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Film and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amusement parks
  • Motion pictures
  • United States
Label
Electric dreamland : amusement parks, movies, and American modernism, Lauren Rabinovitz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes filmography
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-228) and index
Contents
Introduction: artificial distractions -- Urban wonderlands: the "cracked mirror" of turn-of-the-century amusement parks -- Thrill ride cinema: Hale's tours and scenes of the world -- The miniature and the giant: postcards and early cinema -- Coney Island comedies: slapstick at the amusement park and the movies -- Conclusion: the fusion of movies and amusement parks -- Appendix: directory of amusement parks in the United States prior to 1915
Control code
ocn775411680
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 237 p.
Isbn
9780231156615
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012011284
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231156615
  • (OCoLC)775411680
Label
Electric dreamland : amusement parks, movies, and American modernism, Lauren Rabinovitz
Publication
Note
Includes filmography
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-228) and index
Contents
Introduction: artificial distractions -- Urban wonderlands: the "cracked mirror" of turn-of-the-century amusement parks -- Thrill ride cinema: Hale's tours and scenes of the world -- The miniature and the giant: postcards and early cinema -- Coney Island comedies: slapstick at the amusement park and the movies -- Conclusion: the fusion of movies and amusement parks -- Appendix: directory of amusement parks in the United States prior to 1915
Control code
ocn775411680
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 237 p.
Isbn
9780231156615
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012011284
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231156615
  • (OCoLC)775411680

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