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The Amusement Park

History, Culture and the Heritage of Pleasure, 1st Edition

Edited by Jason Wood

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282 pages | 70 B/W Illus.

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

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Fair grounds for debate: Celebrating the heritage of amusement parks

JASON WOOD

PART I Development of the amusement park in Britain

2 Mechanical pleasures: The appeal of British amusement parks, 1900–1914

JOSEPHINE KANE

3 From Battersea to Alton Towers: In search of the Great British theme park

IAN TROWELL

PART II International case histories

4 The heritage of public space: Bondi Beach, Luna Park and the politics of amusement in Sydney

CAROLINE FORD

5 The Turkish amusement park: Modernity, identity and cultural change in the early republic

JASON WOOD AND B. NILGÜN ÖZ

6 Knott’s Berry Farm: The improbable amusement park in the shadow of Disneyland

GARY CROSS

7 The dilemma of the crowd: Atlantic City’s Steel Pier, George Hamid, and leisure and urban space in post-civil rights America

BRYANT SIMON

8 The Parque de Atracciones de Vizcaya, Artxanda, Bilbao: Provincial identity, paternalistic optimism and economic collapse, 1972–1990

JOHN K. WALTON

PART III Cultural significance, revival and heritage protection

9 Last night of the fair: Heritage, resort identity and the closure of Southport’s Pleasureland

ANYA CHAPMAN AND DUNCAN LIGHT

10 Delivering the dream: Saving Britain’s amusement park heritage and the reawakening of Margate’s Dreamland

NICK LAISTER

11 Designing the past: Implications of a new vision for Dreamland

ELEANOR MCGRATH

12 The designation of amusement parks and fairground rides in England

ALLAN BRODIE AND ROGER BOWDLER

About the Editor

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

About the Series

Heritage, Culture and Identity

Heritage, Culture and Identity
This series explores all notions of heritage - including social and cultural heritage, the meanings of place and identity, multiculturalism, management and planning, tourism, conservation, and the built environment - at all scales from the global to the local. Although primarily geographical in orientation, it is open to other disciplines such as anthropology, history, cultural studies, planning, tourism, architecture/conservation, and local governance and cultural economics.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography