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Cultures of Celebrations

Cultures of Celebrations
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  • ISBN-13: 9780879726515
  • ISBN: 0879726512
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

AUTHOR

Browne, Ray B., Marsden, Michael T.

SUMMARY

Popular entertainments are windows into the attitudes and values of the people who participate in them. They both reflect and affect society as they celebrate an aspect of life. The fifteen essays in this collection demonstrate various aspects of celebrations of cultures and the importance they have in those cultures. Topics include: feminine processions and masculine parades; political activism and quietism in Shi'a rituals; civic socializing in Puritan New Engl the circus and American culture; the Wild West shows; beauty pageants; theme parks; Bourbon Street, New Orleans; and Stonehenge.Browne, Ray B. is the author of 'Cultures of Celebrations' with ISBN 9780879726515 and ISBN 0879726512.

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