Choosing Sides: Playground and Street Life on the Lower East Side by Cary Goodman ~ NYC Organized Play Movement ~Sociology ~Jews ~Immigrants


Title: Choosing Sides: Playground and Street Life on the Lower East Side

Author: Cary Goodman with a Foreword by Stanley Aronowitz

Description: Tan cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Previous owner's circular blind stamp on ffep, otherwise interior is clean and unmarked. xxiv, 200 pages. Dust jacket shows light rubbing along edges; not price clipped; in an archival mylar sleeve.

A study of the turn-of-the-century social reform in the Lower East Side through the organized play movement (playgrounds, supervised recreation, settlement houses, vacation schools) and the effort to acculturate immigrants to American mores, combined with an examination of the social and economic conditions of the Jews of the Lower East Side between 1890 and 1914.

Foreword by Stanley Aronowitz.
[Part One: The Rise of Organized Play]
1. Streetwise.
2. the Leisure-Time Problem.
3. Settlements, Schools, and Playgrounds.
4. The Playground Association of America.

[Part Two: The Decline of Jewish Immigrant Street Life].
5. Time and Space: An Afternoon Down and Fifty Years to Pay.
6. Sex, Sport, and Suppression.
7. Selfhood and Property.
[Notes, Bibliography, Index].

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: Schocken Books
Place: New York
Year: 1979

ISBN: 0805237186

Keywords: sociology, play movement, Lower East Side, New York City, Jews, history, immigrants, Playground Association, playgrounds, children, street life,

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