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Camps: A Guide to 21st-Century Space

Offering far more than a reminiscence of summer sleepaways, author Charlie Hailey addresses questions of “identity, residency, safety, and tensions of mobility and fixity” in three campy categories: Autonomy, Control, and Necessity. Autonomy indulges in hedonist escapes like Nevada’s Burning Man festival; Control covers those spaces guarded by force, like POW holding areas; and Necessity discusses the gray area in between, such as FEMA cities erected after natural disasters. This extensive field guide deftly navigates these socially, politically, and spatially relevant places, which are often relegated to the fringes of our built environment. Another season of Bug Juice this ain’t.
 

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