W16-AMSTUD-104-01 : AMERICA AT PLAY: A HISTORY OF LEISURE IN THE UNITED STATES. 2016 Winter
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- Place of creation
- Stanford (Calif.)
- Digital origin
- born digital
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This course examines recreational pursuits from the 19th century to the present. It investigates how changes in values, economics, politics, technology, and modes of social interaction affected what Americans did for fun. We will see how the 1950s? DIY craze and today?s maker movement, for instance, differ due to historical context. Central course themes include the work/leisure dichotomy, consumption, community formation, gendered divisions, and amateurs? expertise. The class draws upon popular and critical sources, conversations with guests, and hands-on experience.
- Finding Aid
- Stanford University Syllabi (SC1454)
- Course ID
- Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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- The materials are open for research use and may be used freely for non-commercial purposes with an attribution. For commercial permission requests, please contact the Stanford University Archives (firstname.lastname@example.org).