The Nurture of Nature: Childhood, Antimodernism, and Ontario Summer Camps, 1920-55 (Nature | History | Society)

The Nurture of Nature: Childhood, Antimodernism, and Ontario Summer Camps, 1920-55 (Nature | History | Society)

By: Sharon Wall (author)Hardback

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Description

A nuanced discussion of the summer camp's contribution to modern social life in North America, The Nurture of Nature is an essential resource for students and practitioners of history, sociology, and cultural studies as well as for anyone who has ever been packed off to camp and wants to explore why.

About Author

Sharon Wall is an assistant professor of history at the University of Winnipeg.

Contents

Foreword: Modernism in Camp: A Wilderness Paradox / Graeme Wynn Introduction 1 Back to Nature: Escaping the City, Ordering the Wild 2 Socialism for the Rich: Class Formation at the Private Camp 3 "All they need is air": Building Health, Shaping Class at the Fresh Air Camp 4 Making Modern Childhood, the Natural Way: The Camp Experiment with Psychology, Mental Hygiene, and Progressive Education 5 Shaping True Natures in Nature: Camping, Gender, and Sexuality 6 Totem Poles, Tepees, and Token Traditions: "Playing Indian" at Camp Conclusion: All Antimodern Melts into Modern? Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774816397
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9780774816397
  • weight: 700
  • ISBN10: 0774816392

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