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The Amusement Park : History, Culture and the Heritage of Pleasure

By: Wood, Jason.
Contributor(s): Wood, Jason.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Heritage, Culture and Identity: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2017Description: 1 online resource (297 p.).ISBN: 9781317045137.Subject(s): Amusement parks--HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Amusement Park : History, Culture and the Heritage of PleasureDDC classification: 791.06/8 LOC classification: GV1851.A35.A487 2017Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The Amusement Park- Front Cover -- The Amusement Park -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of figures -- Notes on contributors -- Preface and acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Fair grounds for debate: Celebrating the heritage of amusement parks -- Development of the amusement park in Britain -- International case histories -- Cultural significance, revival and heritage protection -- Towards an archaeology of amusement parks -- Notes -- PART I: Development of the amusement park in Britain
Chapter 2: Mechanical pleasures: The appeal of British amusement parks, 1900-1914 -- Machines for fun -- Speed, shocks and kinaesthetic pleasures -- Wonders of the modern age -- The crowd -- Utopias at the amusement park -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 3: From Battersea to Alton Towers: In search of the Great British theme park -- The Festival of Britain - A first theme park? -- Alton Towers - The machine and the garden -- Experiencing spaces of amusement parks -- Conclusion -- Notes -- PART II: International case histories
Chapter 4: The heritage of public space: Bondi Beach, Luna Park and the politics of amusement in Sydney -- Shaping the beach -- Fleeting amusements -- Fighting for a Luna Park for Sydney -- Resisting Luna Park -- Fighting commercialism -- Defending amusements -- The heritage of amusements and public parks in Sydney -- Notes -- Chapter 5: The Turkish amusement park: Modernity, identity and cultural change in the early Republic -- Izmir -- Ankara -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 6: Knott's Berry Farm: The improbable amusement park in the shadow of Disneyland
Walter Knott and his world -- New leadership -- Discussion -- Notes -- Chapter 7: The dilemma of the crowd: Atlantic City's Steel Pier, George Hamid, and leisure and urban space in post-civil rights America -- George Hamid -- The dilemma of the crowd -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Chapter 8: The Parque de Atracciones de Vizcaya, Artxanda, Bilbao: Provincial identity, paternalistic optimism and economic collapse, 1972-1990 -- Economic and political background -- Artxanda and other amusement parks -- Creating an amusement park -- Attractions and identities -- Problems and shortcomings -- Decline and fall
Afterlife -- Conclusion -- Notes -- PART III: Cultural significance, revival and heritage protection -- Chapter 9: Last night of the fair: Heritage, resort identity and the closure of Southport's Pleasureland -- The rise and fall of Southport's Pleasureland -- Reactions to Pleasureland's closure - The local community -- Reactions to Pleasureland's closure - The local authority -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 10: Delivering the dream: Saving Britain's amusement park heritage and the reawakening of Margate's Dreamland -- The Save Dreamland Campaign -- The world's first heritage amusement park
Delivering the dream
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The Amusement Park- Front Cover -- The Amusement Park -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of figures -- Notes on contributors -- Preface and acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Fair grounds for debate: Celebrating the heritage of amusement parks -- Development of the amusement park in Britain -- International case histories -- Cultural significance, revival and heritage protection -- Towards an archaeology of amusement parks -- Notes -- PART I: Development of the amusement park in Britain

Chapter 2: Mechanical pleasures: The appeal of British amusement parks, 1900-1914 -- Machines for fun -- Speed, shocks and kinaesthetic pleasures -- Wonders of the modern age -- The crowd -- Utopias at the amusement park -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 3: From Battersea to Alton Towers: In search of the Great British theme park -- The Festival of Britain - A first theme park? -- Alton Towers - The machine and the garden -- Experiencing spaces of amusement parks -- Conclusion -- Notes -- PART II: International case histories

Chapter 4: The heritage of public space: Bondi Beach, Luna Park and the politics of amusement in Sydney -- Shaping the beach -- Fleeting amusements -- Fighting for a Luna Park for Sydney -- Resisting Luna Park -- Fighting commercialism -- Defending amusements -- The heritage of amusements and public parks in Sydney -- Notes -- Chapter 5: The Turkish amusement park: Modernity, identity and cultural change in the early Republic -- Izmir -- Ankara -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 6: Knott's Berry Farm: The improbable amusement park in the shadow of Disneyland

Walter Knott and his world -- New leadership -- Discussion -- Notes -- Chapter 7: The dilemma of the crowd: Atlantic City's Steel Pier, George Hamid, and leisure and urban space in post-civil rights America -- George Hamid -- The dilemma of the crowd -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Chapter 8: The Parque de Atracciones de Vizcaya, Artxanda, Bilbao: Provincial identity, paternalistic optimism and economic collapse, 1972-1990 -- Economic and political background -- Artxanda and other amusement parks -- Creating an amusement park -- Attractions and identities -- Problems and shortcomings -- Decline and fall

Afterlife -- Conclusion -- Notes -- PART III: Cultural significance, revival and heritage protection -- Chapter 9: Last night of the fair: Heritage, resort identity and the closure of Southport's Pleasureland -- The rise and fall of Southport's Pleasureland -- Reactions to Pleasureland's closure - The local community -- Reactions to Pleasureland's closure - The local authority -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 10: Delivering the dream: Saving Britain's amusement park heritage and the reawakening of Margate's Dreamland -- The Save Dreamland Campaign -- The world's first heritage amusement park

Delivering the dream

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<p>Jason Wood is Director of Heritage Consultancy Services, Lancaster, UK, and former Professor of Cultural Heritage at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.</p>

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