The Resource Hard at play : leisure in America, 1840-1940, edited by Kathryn Grover., (electronic resource)

Hard at play : leisure in America, 1840-1940, edited by Kathryn Grover., (electronic resource)

Label
Hard at play : leisure in America, 1840-1940
Title
Hard at play
Title remainder
leisure in America, 1840-1940
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kathryn Grover.
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"In American society, the concepts of "leisure" and "play" usually have been defined in opposition to the idea of "work." Yet as Dutch historian Johan Huizinga argued in his pathbreaking study Homo Ludens, the relationship between work and play is more complicated than this simple dichotomy suggests. Understood as a state of mind rather than as an activity, play can make the most challenging task relaxing, even joyful. At the same time, the pursuit of leisure can be serious business indeed." "Hard at Play is a collection of original essays that examine the role of leisure in American culture from the antebellum period to World War II. Encompassing a variety of disciplinary approaches, the pieces cover a wide range of topics, from roller skating and riflery to photography and "free play." Some of the essays explore how the upper and middle classes established boundaries around "appropriate" forms of recreation in order to distance themselves from the working class. Others demonstrate how gender and ethnicity circumscribed leisure pursuits. Still other essays document the transition of both individuals and families from a posed and formal social life to a more relaxed, candid, and intimate domestic world. The book includes more than 100 illustrations, as well as a glossary of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century games and pastimes."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
790/.01/350973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GV53
LC item number
.H28 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1987
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grover, Kathryn
  • Symposium "American Play, 1820-1900"
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leisure
  • Leisure
  • Recreation
  • Recreation
  • Leisure
  • Leisure
  • Recreation
  • Recreation
  • Social Sciences
  • Recreation & Sports
Label
Hard at play : leisure in America, 1840-1940, edited by Kathryn Grover., (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "This collection of essays originated from the Symposium "American Play, 1820-1900" which took place at the Strong Museum on November 6 and 7, 1987"--Introduction
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-250) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Introduction : are we having fun yet? / Katherine C. Grier -- Recreation in a Christian America : Ocean Grove and Asbury Park, New Jersey, 1869-1914 / Glenn Uminowicz -- "The Germans take care of our celebrations" : middle-class Americans appropriate German ethnic culture in Buffalo in the 1850s / David A. Gerber -- Roller-skating toward industrialism / Dwight W. Hoover -- American angling : the rise of urbanism and the romance of the rod and reel / Colleen J. Sheehy -- "Another branch of manly sport" : American rifle games, 1840-1900 / Russell S. Gilmore -- A room with a view : the parlor stereoscope, comic stereographs, and the psychic role of play in Victorian America / Shirley Wajda
  • Ladies of leisure : domestic photography in the nineteenth century / Madelyn Moeller -- Children's play in American autobiographies, 1820-1914 / Bernard Mergen -- Fox and geese in the school yard : play and America's country schools, 1870-1940 / Andrew Gulliford -- The natural limits of unstructured play, 1880-1914 / Donald J. Mrozek
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 262 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585347035
Lccn
91039908
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill. ;
System control number
  • (CKB)111004365670394
  • (MH)002469400-2
  • (SSID)ssj0000168842
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12038986
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000168842
  • (PQKBWorkID)10192816
  • (PQKB)11031085
  • (EXLCZ)99111004365670394
Label
Hard at play : leisure in America, 1840-1940, edited by Kathryn Grover., (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "This collection of essays originated from the Symposium "American Play, 1820-1900" which took place at the Strong Museum on November 6 and 7, 1987"--Introduction
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-250) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Introduction : are we having fun yet? / Katherine C. Grier -- Recreation in a Christian America : Ocean Grove and Asbury Park, New Jersey, 1869-1914 / Glenn Uminowicz -- "The Germans take care of our celebrations" : middle-class Americans appropriate German ethnic culture in Buffalo in the 1850s / David A. Gerber -- Roller-skating toward industrialism / Dwight W. Hoover -- American angling : the rise of urbanism and the romance of the rod and reel / Colleen J. Sheehy -- "Another branch of manly sport" : American rifle games, 1840-1900 / Russell S. Gilmore -- A room with a view : the parlor stereoscope, comic stereographs, and the psychic role of play in Victorian America / Shirley Wajda
  • Ladies of leisure : domestic photography in the nineteenth century / Madelyn Moeller -- Children's play in American autobiographies, 1820-1914 / Bernard Mergen -- Fox and geese in the school yard : play and America's country schools, 1870-1940 / Andrew Gulliford -- The natural limits of unstructured play, 1880-1914 / Donald J. Mrozek
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 262 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585347035
Lccn
91039908
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill. ;
System control number
  • (CKB)111004365670394
  • (MH)002469400-2
  • (SSID)ssj0000168842
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12038986
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000168842
  • (PQKBWorkID)10192816
  • (PQKB)11031085
  • (EXLCZ)99111004365670394

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