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The Cultures of Celebrations

by Ray Broadus Browne

The Cultures of Celebrations Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780879726522
Publication date: 31st December 1994
Author: Ray Broadus Browne
Publisher: Bowling Green University Popular Press,US an imprint of University of Wisconsin Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 244 pages
Categories: Sociology: customs & traditions,

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