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Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Terence Young

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801454028
eISBN:
9781501712838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Who are the real campers? Through-hiking backpackers traversing the Appalachian Trail? The family in an SUV making a tour of national parks and sleeping in tents at campgrounds? People committed to ... More


On the Move

Orvar Löfgren

in On Holiday: A History of Vacationing

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217676
eISBN:
9780520928992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217676.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter discusses the tourists' quest for panoramas and the start of walking and package tours. It discusses the role of railways in opening up the West for tourism and developing the idea of ... More


Klaas van Berkel and Bart Ramakers (eds), Petrus Camper in Context. Science, the Arts, and Society in the Eighteenth-Century Dutch Republic (Hilversum: Verloren, 2015), 316pp., ill. ISBN: 9789087044671

Rienk Vermij

in History of Universities: Volume XXX / 1-2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807025
eISBN:
9780191844812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807025.003.0016
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reviews the book Petrus Camper in Context. Science, the Arts, and Society in the Eighteenth-Century Dutch Republic (2015), edited by Klaas van Berkel and Bart Ramakers. The book focuses ... More


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Philip Gerard

in Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469602073
eISBN:
9781469608136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469602073.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter compares the author's expedition with that of John Steinbeck's, who roamed America in a camper truck called Rocinante searching for the soul of his own troubled nation. In Travels with ... More


Let’s Hit the Motor-Camping Trail: The Automobile Transforms Camping

Terence Young

in Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801454028
eISBN:
9781501712838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter turns to the appearance of the single most significant technological innovation in the history of camping—the inexpensive automobile. By the 1920s, millions of Americans, from Henry Ford ... More


The Garage in the Forest: E. P. Meinecke and the Development of the Modern Auto Campground

Terence Young

in Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801454028
eISBN:
9781501712838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the millions of campers who swarmed public facilities around the country led to their rapid deterioration. Lakes, woods, seashores, and deserts within a few hours' drive ... More


The Decline and Promise of American Camping

Terence Young

in Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801454028
eISBN:
9781501712838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter offers a review of the key notions developed in the earlier chapters and draws upon this enhanced understanding to offer an explanation for why camping's popularity has begun ... More


Theorizing sexuality in Comics

Joe Sutliff Sanders

in The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737929
eISBN:
9781604737936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737929.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines sexuality in contemporary comics and how it is represented in antagonistic historic relation to preexisting trends, such as those generated by official sanctions and the ... More


Johann Friedrich Blumenbach and the Life Sciences in Germany: His Rise to Eminence from the 1770s

John H. Zammito

in The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Blumenbach proved a critical eminence in the last third of the eighteenth century for German life science. This chapter begins by situating Blumenbach in the shifting “semantic field” of natural ... More


Camps for Many Populations

Meryl Nadel

in Not Just Play: Summer Camp and the Profession of Social Work

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190496548
eISBN:
9780190496579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496548.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

“Camps for Many Populations” surveys the variety of camp settings in which social workers serve today. They include general population camps (and their inclusion and camper care programs) as well as ... More


Opportunities and Issues

Meryl Nadel

in Not Just Play: Summer Camp and the Profession of Social Work

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190496548
eISBN:
9780190496579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496548.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

“Opportunities and Issues” concludes the volume by predicting a bright future for social work in summer camps. Some trends include greater variability in session length, including an increase in ... More


Housing the Healthy Camper: Tents, Cabins, and Attitudes toward Health

Abigail A. van Slyck

in A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648764
eISBN:
9781452945989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648764.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter examines the site associated with sleeping, areas considered particularly significant in maintaining camper’s good health. In the earliest decades of organized camping, tents were the ... More


Feeding an Army: Mealtime Rituals at Camp

Abigail A. van Slyck

in A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648764
eISBN:
9781452945989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648764.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter traces the development of the camp facilities associated with cooking and eating. As camps were established far from running water and electricity, the challenge of providing three meals ... More


Good and Dirty?: Girls, Boys, and Camp Cleanliness

Abigail A. van Slyck

in A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648764
eISBN:
9781452945989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648764.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter examines the gendered practices of summer camp by looking more closely at the issue of camp sanitation and campers’ different roles in keeping the camp landscape free from disease. ... More


Summer Camps, Modern Architecture, and Modern Life

Abigail A. van Slyck

in A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648764
eISBN:
9781452945989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648764.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This concluding chapter focuses on the modern aesthetics and cultural landscape of American summer camps. American summer camps were shaped by modern conceptions of children and childhood, which ... More


Physiognomy: “Facing” the Past

Stanley Finger

in Franz Joseph Gall: Naturalist of the Mind, Visionary of the Brain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190464622
eISBN:
9780190464646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464622.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Gall considered his new science a part of physiognomy, the idea that physical features are revealing of character. This idea, accepted by Hippocrates and promoted by the Aristotelians, can also be ... More


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