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

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

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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
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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
LC call number
GV54.A13
LC item number
S73 2014
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
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Label
Faith in bikinis : politics and leisure in the coastal South since the Civil War, Anthony J. Stanonis, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001401946
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780820347332
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014011858
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001401946
Label
Faith in bikinis : politics and leisure in the coastal South since the Civil War, Anthony J. Stanonis, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001401946
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780820347332
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014011858
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001401946

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