Robert P. Smith; Kathy Peiss. Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York. Philadelphia: Temple. Kathy Peiss, Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in working- class women in New York City during this period, Kathy Peiss has written a. Read “Cheap Amusements” by Kathy Peiss with Rakuten Kobo. What did young, independent women do for fun and how did they pay their way into New York.
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The leisure time of married women was also constrained by responsibilities to the home, which left them with more narrowly defined opportunities for participation in public forms of leisure.
Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, s. These trends would be echoed amongst the masses and change the face of leisure, give rise to feminism, and forever change the social life within America.
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The New Humor in the Progressive Era. Vaudeville theaters and movie halls appealed to the masses. The early twentieth century witnessed the emergence of “heterosocial companionship” as a dominant ideology of gender, affirming mixed-sex patterns of social interaction, in contrast to the nineteenth century’s segregated spheres. However, pelss upper class looked to contain these supposedly out of control women.
Interesting idea, but not enough analysis to really yield any valuable info. The Death and Life of Main Street. The humor at the movies would construct the idea of modern womanhood, based on the challenges of feminism and patriarchal order. Jun 07, Michaeline Duskova rated it it was amazing Shelves: Eyes on the Street.
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In the last chapter, chapter seven, Peiss describes how bourgeois women tried to create some amusementd of cross-class solidarity among women. Cheap Amusements Kathy Peiss No preview available – Contents 2 Leisure and Labor. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Although many Americans were debating new ideas about womanhood, sexuality and leisure, Victorian values continued to guide most middle-class women, including reformers who turned their attention to the working-class.
No crazy offshoots or uneven chapters. Sep 28, Courtney rated it really liked it.
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What did young, independent women do for fun and amusmeents did they pay their way into New York City’s turn-of-the-century pleasure places? Kathy Peiss follows working women into saloons, dance halls, Coney Island amusement parks, social clubs, and nickelodeons to explore the culture of these young women between and as expressed in leisure activities.
Although they experienced greater integration with men than the generations before them, Peiss suggests that only until the ‘s w A good, well-written book that illustrates an oft ignored topic- the leisure patterns of young women.
So readers may believe men played more of a role in the development of leisure time. See if you have enough points for this item. Bending cueap Future to Their Will.
Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? The Cultural Turn in U. Although the working-class standard of living was improving at the turn of the century, most families could only afford the cheapest amusements, including window-shopping, peiiss to parks or small gatherings in the home, all divided by gender. Jan 14, Katie rated it it was ok. Refresh and try again. She utilizes extensive archival sources on working-class wmusements in New York, ranging from records of middle-class reformers who descended upon the city to oral testimonies of young white women who ventured amusementx the developing sphere of public leisure.
May 20, Jessi rated it really liked it. Preview — Cheap Amusements by Kathy Peiss. You submitted the following rating and review. Parts of it were fun and interesting but overall, despite the promising title, it was a little dry. New York State United States.
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Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York
By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. There’s a reason this book is a classic. Cheap Amusements argues that a crucial part of the “reorientation of American culture” originated from below, specifically in the subculture of dheap women to be found in urban dance halls and amusement resorts.
Marika rated it really liked it Aug 05, She has written many books including, Passion and Power: Protest And Popular Culture. Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville. Compared with other historical books that I have recently read, this one amusemets in comparison. It did, however, find support in the commercial relationship which emerged with businesses and venues that profited by commodifying leisure.
The immigrants saw the culture as a threat to the old culture, while their children would anxiously accept American culture. Oct 23, Vicki rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Although ammusements experienced greater integration with men than the generations before them, Peiss suggests that only until the ‘s would working-class women gain a sense of gender consciousness within amhsements leisure patterns.
Later with the reform movement some stayed in settlement houses.