Savage park: a meditation on play, space, and risk for americans who are nervous, distracted, and afraid to die

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"Part memoir, part manifesto, this exploration of the underside of America's obsession with safety is prompted by the author's visit to a thrillingly alarming adventure playground in Tokyo "How fully can the world be explored," asks Amy Fusselman ". if you are also trying not to die?" On a visit to Tokyo with her family, Fusselman stumbles on Hanegi playpark, where children are sawing wood, hammering nails, stringing hammocks to trees, building open fires. When she returns to New York, her conceptions of space, risk, and fear are completely changed. Fusselman invites us along on her tightrope-walking expeditions with Philippe Petit and late night adventures with the Tokyo park-workers, showing that when we deprive ourselves, and our children, of the experience of taking risks in space, we make them less safe, not more so. Savage Park is a fresh, poetic reconsideration of behaviors in our culture that -- in the guise of protecting us -- make us numb and encourage us to sleepwalk through our lives. We babyproof our homes; plug our ears to our devices while walking through the city. What would happen if we exposed ourselves, if -- like the children at Hanegi park -- we put ourselves in situations that require true vigilance? Readers of Rebecca Solnit and Cheryl Strayed will delight in the revelations in Savage Park"--
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subject_facetAuthors, American -- 21st century -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Electronic books
Fusselman, Amy
Play (Philosophy)
Playgrounds -- Japan -- Tokyo
Risk-taking (Psychology)
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
Space -- Philosophy
title_displaySavage park : a meditation on play, space, and risk for Americans who are nervous, distracted, and afraid to die
title_fullSavage Park A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die
Savage park : a meditation on play, space, and risk for Americans who are nervous, distracted, and afraid to die / Amy Fusselman
Savage park : a meditation on play, space, and risk for americans who are nervous, distracted, and afraid to die [electronic resource] / Amy Fusselman
title_shortSavage park
title_suba meditation on play, space, and risk for americans who are nervous, distracted, and afraid to die
topic_facetAuthors, American
Biography & Autobiography
Electronic books
Fusselman, Amy
Nonfiction
Philosophy
Play (Philosophy)
Playgrounds
Risk-taking (Psychology)
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
Space