All Around the Year

All Around the Year

Holidays and Celebrations in American Life

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A multicultural survey of American holidays, festivals, and celebrations throughout the year

Blackwell North Amer
Whether they're decorating Easter trees or celebrating Wagner's birthday by playing recordings of his Ring cycle operas and incinerating a model of Valhalla on an outdoor barbecue to the closing strains of "Gotterdämerung," Americans know both how to create and how to celebrate holidays.
 
Jack Santino's guide to such frivolity is a wonderfully readable exploration of holidays, periods of festivity, and life-cycle rituals and celebrations. Santino draws on history, anthropology, popular culture, and folklore to show the intricate relationships between holidays and the roles that celebrations and rituals play in people's lives.
 


Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1995, c1994
Edition: Illini Books ed
ISBN: 9780252065163
0252065166
Characteristics: xxi, 227 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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