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All Around the Year: Holidays and Celebrations in American Life

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Jack Santino's guide to such festivities is a wonderfully readable exploration of holidays, family and neighborhood rituals, and life-cycle customs and celebrations. He draws on history, anthropology, popular culture, and folklore to reveal the intricate relationships between holidays and the roles they play in people's personal and public lives.

Table of Contents

Introduction : searching for holidays — Holidays in America : ritual, festival, and celebration — Homemade holidays : making symbols, making meaning — Winter into spring : celebrating rebirth and renewal — Toward midsummer : celebrating the season of the sun — Autumn into winter : celebrating death and life — Epilogue : new hearts today.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252065163
Author:
Santino, Jack
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Location:
Urbana :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Seasons
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Festivals
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Holidays
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Edition Number:
Illini Books ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
8228
Publication Date:
19951031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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