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Camps: A Guide To 21st-century Space

Camps: A Guide To 21st-century Space


 The meaning and function of camps, from Scout Jamborees and RV Clubs to FEMA trailers and GTMO.

What is a camp? In August 2005, television news showed viewers an estimated 20,000 Katrina evacuees camped out in the Superdome, Cindy Sheehan protesting the Iraq War on President Bush's doorstep in Camp Casey, Texas, and Israeli and Palestinian young people at the Seeds of Peace Camp in Maine discussing the evacuation of settlement camps in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, off camera, summer campers all over America packed up their gear, preparing to depart Scout camps, computer camps, and sports camps, and millions of recreational vehicles owners were on the road, permanent itinerant campers. In Camps, Charlie Hailey examines the space and idea of camp as a defining dimension of 21st-century life.

  •  Paperback | 560 pages
  •  137 x 203 x 32mm | 794g
  •  Mit Press
  •  Cambridge, United States
  •  English
  •  163 b&w illus.; 326 Illustrations, unspecified
  •  0262512874
  •  9780262512879

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