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The End of the Hamptons : Scenes from the Class Struggle in America's Paradise / Corey Dolgon.

Author/Creator:
Dolgon, Corey, author., Author,
Publication:
New York, NY : New York University Press, [2005]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (294 p.)
Subjects:
Hamptons (N.Y.) -- History.
Hamptons (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
Hamptons (N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Winner of the 2005 Book Prize from the Association for Humanist SociologyIn this absorbing account of New York’s famous vacation playground, Corey Dolgon goes beyond the celebrity tales and polo games to tell us the story of this complex and contentious land. From the displacement of Native Americans by the Puritans to the first wave of Manhattan elites who built the Summer Colony, to the current infusion of telecommuting Manhattanites who now want to live there year-round, the story of the Hamptons is a vicious cycle of supposed paradise lost. Drawing on this fabled land's history, The End of the Hamptons provides a fascinating portrait of current controversies: the Native Americans fighting over land claims and threatening to build a casino, the environmental activists clashing with the McMansion builders, and the Latino day laborers and working-class natives trying to eke out a living in an ever-increasingly expensive town.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Waves upon the Shore
2. Houses in the Fields
3. Peconic County Now!
4. Polo Ponies and Penalty Kicks
5. The Other Hamptons
6. From Clam Beds to Casinos
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-270) and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2020)
ISBN:
0-8147-8512-3
0-8147-2022-6
1-4356-2455-6
OCLC:
784884477
Publisher Number:
10.18574/9780814785126 doi
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