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Landscapes of Betrayal, Landscapes of Joy: Curtisville in the Lives of its Teenagers / Edition 1
     

Landscapes of Betrayal, Landscapes of Joy: Curtisville in the Lives of its Teenagers / Edition 1

by Herb Childress
 

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ISBN-10: 079144578X

ISBN-13: 2900791445784

Pub. Date: 04/20/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Looks at how teenagers in one small town use spaces and give value and meaning to specific places.Landscapes of Betrayal, Landscapes of Joy provides a rare glimpse into the world of teenagers, from beach parties to bedrooms, from the math class to the midnight movies. In this fascinating ethnography, Herb Childress demonstrates how our buildings and

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Looks at how teenagers in one small town use spaces and give value and meaning to specific places.Landscapes of Betrayal, Landscapes of Joy provides a rare glimpse into the world of teenagers, from beach parties to bedrooms, from the math class to the midnight movies. In this fascinating ethnography, Herb Childress demonstrates how our buildings and landscapes (and the institutions that shape them) systematically shortchange our kids, eliminating opportunities for challenge and growth and encouraging their passivity. After examining the places to which the kids were devoted, where they worked hardest, and where they were at their best, Childress offers ideas for change.


About the Author:
Herb Childress is an architectural consultant and has a Ph.D. in Environment-Behavior Studies from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900791445784
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
04/20/2000
Series:
SUNY series in Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
372

Table of Contents

Introduction

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Preface

1. Woven Stories, Woven Lives

2. Reading Curtisville

Part One - Around Town

3. The American Dream

4. The Working Life

5. I Love this Car, Man

6. One Night in Manoa

7. The Dead Zone

8. Birthday at Oyster Beach

9. They're Breaking Up that Old Gang of Mine

Part Two - At School

10. Kirk's School Days

11. Free Public Assembly

12. Pay No Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain

13. Take Your Seats, Please

14. The Domain of the Greeks

15. The Passion Pit

16. Convenience Store Orphans

Part Three - At Home

17. Negotiations and Boundaries

18. Twelve Rooms

19. The Irrelevant Neighborhood

20. Other People's Houses I: Dad's House

21. Other People's Houses II: Tami's Weekend

22. Other People's Houses III: Julian's House

Part Four - After the Fact

23. The Hidden Program of the High School (or Six Metaphors in Search of a Box)

24. A Teenage Acre

25. November 18th, Where Joy was Found

26. Collaborators

27. Rereading Curtisville

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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