The Cultures of Celebrations
edited by Ray B. Browne and Michael T. Marsden
University of Wisconsin Press, 1994
Cloth: 978-0-87972-651-5 | Paper: 978-0-87972-652-2
Library of Congress Classification GT3930.C85 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 394.26

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
    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 England; the circus and American culture; the Wild West shows; beauty pageants; theme parks; Bourbon Street, New Orleans; and Stonehenge.
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