0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > History > American history

Buy Now

Undressed Toronto - From the Swimming Hole to Sunnyside, How a City Learned to Love the Beach, 1850-1935 (Paperback) Loot Price: R501
Discovery Miles 5 010
You Save: R98 (16%)
Undressed Toronto - From the Swimming Hole to Sunnyside, How a City Learned to Love the Beach, 1850-1935 (Paperback): Dale...

Undressed Toronto - From the Swimming Hole to Sunnyside, How a City Learned to Love the Beach, 1850-1935 (Paperback)

Dale Barbour

 (sign in to rate)
List price R599 Loot Price R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 You Save R98 (16%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 11 working days

Undressed Toronto looks at the life of the swimming hole and considers how Toronto turned boys skinny dipping into comforting anti-modernist folk figures. By digging into the vibrant social life of these spaces, Barbour challenges narratives that pollution and industrialization in the nineteenth century destroyed the relationship between Torontonians and their rivers and waterfront. Instead, we find that these areas were co-opted and transformed into recreation spaces: often with the acceptance of indulgent city officials.While we take the beach for granted today, it was a novel form of public space in the nineteenth century and Torontonians had to decide how it would work in their city. To create a public beach, bathing needed to be transformed from the predominantly nude male privilege that it had been in the mid-nineteenth century into an activity that women and men could participate in together. That transformation required negotiating and establishing rules for how people would dress and behave when they bathed and setting aside or creating distinct environments for bathing. Undressed Toronto challenges assumptions about class, the urban environment, and the presentation of the naked body. It explores anxieties about modernity and masculinity and the weight of nostalgia in public perceptions and municipal regulation of public bathing in five Toronto environments that showcase distinct moments in the transition from vernacular bathing to the public beach: the city's central waterfront, Toronto Island, the Don River, the Humber River, and Sunnyside Beach on Toronto's western shoreline.

General

Imprint: University of Manitoba Press
Country of origin: Canada
Release date: October 2021
Authors: Dale Barbour
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-88755-947-1
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Local history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Leisure
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Water sports & recreations > Swimming & diving > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Local history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 0-88755-947-6
Barcode: 9780887559471

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners