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Gyro Club Playgrounds and Children’s Recreation in Edmonton, Alberta: Outdoor Play, Civic Life, and Urban Reform, 1922-1950 Open Access

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Subject/Keyword
holistic play
urban play,
voluntary and public sector
playgrounds
Gyro Club
Children
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Retamales, Paulina C.
Supervisor and department
Reichwein, PearlAnn (Physical Education and Recreation)
Examining committee member and department
Elizabeth Halpenny (Physical Education and Recreation)
Mills, David (Department of History)
Clement, Dominique (Department of Sociology)
Spencer-Cavaliere, Nancy (Physical Education and Recreation)
Reichwein, PearlAnn (Physical Education and Recreation)
Department
Physical Education and Recreation
Specialization

Date accepted
2013-09-29T17:29:58Z
Graduation date
2013-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This study explores the history of the Gyro Club playground movement in Edmonton, Alberta, from the 1920s to the 1950s. Investigating who the Gyros were and how they structured play for children offers new insights to the history of Edmonton’s playground movement and social reform in civic development. It probes how children experienced playgrounds and how the City built partnerships with a voluntary sector organization to promote recreation services through more than twenty years. This work adds to understanding the implications of men’s leadership in urban social reform and in the child saving movement. It also presents children’s perspectives informed by archival and oral history sources on play in Gyro playgrounds. Furthermore larger shifts were related to voluntary sector and public sector work in urban governance and the lives of citizens.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3SD6D
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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