Fairground attractions: a genealogy of the pleasure ground

Deborah Philips

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored


Fairground Attractions investigates the cultural production of the visual iconography of the popular pleasure grounds from the eighteenth century pleasure garden to the contemporary theme park. The research identifies the literary genres common across carnival sites from fairy tale to the Western, and traces their historical transition across a range of media to become familiar icons of popular culture.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages292
ISBN (Electronic)9781849666664
ISBN (Print)9781849664912
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2012


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