Landscapes of Betrayal, Landscapes of Joy: Curtisville in the Lives of its Teenagers (SUNY series in Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology)

4.15 avg rating
( 13 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780791445778: Landscapes of Betrayal, Landscapes of Joy: Curtisville in the Lives of its Teenagers (SUNY series in Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Looks at how teenagers in one small town use spaces and give value and meaning to specific places.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

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. "Childress weaves engaging stories through and around the teenagers whose everyday lives are represented by this book. The power of his narrative resides in part on his ability to raise profound issues from seemingly mundane occurrences. He avoids over-theorizing the teenagers' experiences and yet, at the same time, he is able to highlight their senses of self and place in the world. And the awful context that surfaces from his stories is that these teenagers are, for the most part, betrayed by our adult world (how it is planned, designed, and institutionalized) and the society (family, home, and community) we embrace." - Stuart C. Aitken, author of Family Fantasies and Community Space "Our social and physical environments are a mess. Teenagers are sorely neglected, and Childress conveys the feeling that there is much that could so easily be done if we weren't so 'bloody fearful' about life. Educators, planners, designers, and parents should all read this book." - Douglas D. Paterson, University of British Columbia "Childress is a good storyteller; the dialogue and the vignettes are compelling and evocative." - Lynn Paxson, Iowa State University

About the Author:

Herb Childress is an architectural consultant and has a Ph.D. in Environment-Behavior Studies from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780791445785: Landscapes of Betrayal, Landscapes of Joy: Curtisville in the Lives of its Teenagers (SUNY series in Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  079144578X ISBN 13:  9780791445785
Publisher: SUNY Press, 2000
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Childress, Herb
Published by SUNY Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0791445771 ISBN 13: 9780791445778
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SUNY Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110791445771

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 72.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Herb Childress
Published by State Univ of New York Pr (2000)
ISBN 10: 0791445771 ISBN 13: 9780791445778
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description State Univ of New York Pr, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0791445771

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 74.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Herb Childress
ISBN 10: 0791445771 ISBN 13: 9780791445778
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0791445771

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 83.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Herb Childress
Published by SUNY Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0791445771 ISBN 13: 9780791445778
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SUNY Press, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0791445771

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 97.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Herb Childress
ISBN 10: 0791445771 ISBN 13: 9780791445778
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0791445771

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 108.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds