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The Resource Faith in bikinis : politics and leisure in the coastal South since the Civil War, Anthony J. Stanonis

Faith in bikinis : politics and leisure in the coastal South since the Civil War, Anthony J. Stanonis

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Faith in bikinis : politics and leisure in the coastal South since the Civil War
Title
Faith in bikinis
Title remainder
politics and leisure in the coastal South since the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Anthony J. Stanonis
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Language
eng
Summary
"This is a study of six beach resort communities on the U.S. South's Atlantic and Gulf coasts: Galveston, Biloxi, Panama City, St. Augustine, Myrtle Beach, and Virginia Beach. As these cities became leisure destinations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Anthony Stanonis argues, they were forced to balance the competing demands of modernizing consumer culture and Southern traditionalism. They also participated in an especially delicate dance regarding race--one involving everything from cultural anxieties around tanning to a practical desire to tamp down the sort of racial conflict that might discourage tourism. Stanonis suggests that these negotiations were not always successful. Residents of the beach towns who did not profit from tourism and resented catering to outsiders' values, for example, sometimes struck back through acts of violence. Stanonis traces the rise of the infrastructure of tourism, the tensions of preserving the environment, and the development of a profitable industry in a clear and objective fashion. More importantly, he explores the complexities of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and the tensions between a resort's illegal underground and its 'family entertainment.' The text contains a breadth of archival sources--including the author's own personal collection. The sources blend the perspectives of boosters and developers with those of residents and tourists. Stanonis skillfully weaves the stories of actual people throughout the historical narrative he constructs, which makes the manuscript both more enjoyable and more relevant"--
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Stanonis, Anthony J.
Dewey number
306.4/8120975
Index
index present
LC call number
GV54.A13
LC item number
S73 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in the twentieth-century South
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leisure
  • Tourism
  • Seaside resorts
  • Seaside resorts
  • Seaside resorts
  • Social change
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Economic history
  • Leisure
  • Politics and government
  • Race relations
  • Seaside resorts
  • Social change
  • Social conditions
  • Tourism
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Faith in bikinis : politics and leisure in the coastal South since the Civil War, Anthony J. Stanonis
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. Heading South 1; Chapter 1. Coastal Empires: Southern Beach Resorts and the Rise of the Sunbelt; Chapter 2. Sand Storms: Mosquitoes, Hurricanes, and the Environmental Movement; Chapter 3. Black and Tan: Race, Tanning, and the Civil Rights Movement; Chapter 4. Beach Belles: Femininity, Religion, and the Sexual Revolution; Chapter 5. Wet Lands: Moonshine, Gambling, and the Slow Death of Prohibition; Epilogue. Sunbelt Fetes; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
898213701
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820347806
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc1895669
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt175vks9
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898213701
Label
Faith in bikinis : politics and leisure in the coastal South since the Civil War, Anthony J. Stanonis
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. Heading South 1; Chapter 1. Coastal Empires: Southern Beach Resorts and the Rise of the Sunbelt; Chapter 2. Sand Storms: Mosquitoes, Hurricanes, and the Environmental Movement; Chapter 3. Black and Tan: Race, Tanning, and the Civil Rights Movement; Chapter 4. Beach Belles: Femininity, Religion, and the Sexual Revolution; Chapter 5. Wet Lands: Moonshine, Gambling, and the Slow Death of Prohibition; Epilogue. Sunbelt Fetes; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
898213701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820347806
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc1895669
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt175vks9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898213701

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