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Published: 03 June 2021 (Estimated)

416 Pages | 65 halftones

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ISBN: 9780195372410


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Camping Grounds

Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement

Phoebe S.K. Young

  • Reveals how camping is more than a niche vacation practice but connected to core American ideals about nature, the nation, and democracy
  • Uses camping as a lens onto the shifting political, social, racial, and economic challenges in the nation from the Civil War to the present
  • Challenges the dominant interpretation of camping as recreational, as well as the framing of "nature-deficit disorder" and the biological benefits of outdoor recreation in nature, presumed to be universal

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