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The taming of New York's Washington Square : a wild civility / Erich Goode.

Author/Creator:
Goode, Erich author.
Publication:
New York : New York University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Washington Square (New York, N.Y.).
City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York.
Social control -- New York (State) -- New York City.
Deviant behavior -- New York (State) -- New York.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
City and town life.
Deviant behavior.
Manners and customs.
Social conditions.
Social control.
New York (State) -- New York.
New York (State) -- New York -- Washington Square.
Summary:
"With rich and detailed observations as well as in-depth interviews, Goode demonstrates how onlookers, bystanders, and witnesses--both denizens and your average casual park visitor--provide an effective system of social control, keeping more serious wrongdoing in check. Goode also profiles the parks visitors, showing us that the park is a major draw to residents and tourists alike. Visitors come from all over; only a quarter of the park's visitors live in the neighborhood (the Village and SoHo), one out of ten are tourists, and one out of six are from upper Manhattan or the Bronx. Goode looks at the patterns of who visits the park, when they come, and, once in the park, where they go. Regardless of where they live, Goode argues, all of the Park's visitors help keep the park safe and lively."--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The people in the square
Public space
Defining deviance
Social control
Race
Sex and gender in public
The heterotopia.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781479878574
147987857X
9781479898213
147989821X
OCLC:
1031945499
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