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Author Childress, Herb, 1958-

Title Landscapes of betrayal, landscapes of joy : Curtisville in the lives of its teenagers / Herb Childress.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2000]
©2000

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 UniM Bail  305.23509794 CHIL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 351 pages ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series in environmental and architectural phenomenology.
SUNY series in environmental and architectural phenomenology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Woven Stories, Woven Lives 1 -- 2. Reading Curtisville 7 -- Part 1 Around Town -- 3. American Dream 21 -- 4. Working Life 35 -- 5. I Love this Car, Man 43 -- 6. One Night in Manoa 55 -- 7. Dead Zone 63 -- 8. Birthday at Oyster Beach 69 -- 9. They're Breaking Up that Old Gang of Mine 75 -- Part 2 At School -- 10. Kirk's School Days 85 -- 11. Free Public Assembly 101 -- 12. Pay No Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain 111 -- 13. Take Your Seats, Please 125 -- 14. Domain of the Geeks 129 -- 15. Passion Pit 137 -- 16. Convenience Store Orphans 145 -- Part 3 At Home -- 17. Negotiations and Boundaries 155 -- 18. Twelve Rooms 167 -- 19. Irrelevant Neighborhood 177 -- 20. Other People's Houses I: Dad's House 185 -- 21. Other People's Houses II: Tami's Weekend 193 -- 22. Other People's Houses III: Julian's House 205 -- Part 4 After the Fact -- 23. Hidden Program of the High School (or Six Metaphors in Search of a Box) 213 -- 24. A Teenage Acre 237 -- 25. November 18th, Where Joy was Found 253 -- 26. Collaborators 285 -- 27. Rereading Curtisville 295.
Summary Landscapes of Betrayal, Landscapes of Joy provides a rare glimpse into the world of teenagers, from beach parties to bedrooms, from the math class to the midnight movies. In this fascinating ethnography, Herb Childress demonstrates how our buildings and landscapes (and the institutions that shape them) systematically shortchange our kids, eliminating opportunities for challenge and growth and encouraging their passivity. After examining the places to which the kids were devoted, where they worked hardest, and where they were at their best, Childress offers ideas for change.
Subject Teenagers -- California -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Adolescent psychology -- California -- Case studies.
Spatial behavior -- California -- Case studies.
Teenagers and the environment -- California -- Case studies.
Architecture and youth -- California -- Case studies.
ISBN 0791445771 (HC : alk. paper)
079144578X (PB : alk. paper)