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Hallowed Eve : Dimensions of Culture in a Calendar Festival in Northern Ireland (98 Edition)

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Publisher Comments:

Halloween is such a major celebration in Ireland that it is often called the Irish Christmas, a day of family reunions, meals, and fun.<P>In America, many of our contemporary traditions are thought to have been brought over by Irish immigrants. But Northern Irish Halloween traditions today are nearly the opposite of American ones, with the emphasis on storytelling, family fireworks, and community bonfires rather than on pranks and peer-group activities.<P>Halloween has become the one safe haven in this troubled country when social conflict is set aside. Although current folk and popular traditions have the potential to be interpreted in divisive terms, there seems to be an unspoken agreement that this holiday must remain free from sectarianism. Halloween in Northern Ireland provides an ideal model of how life could be.

Book News Annotation:

Drawing on extensive interviews, Santino (popular culture, U. of Bowling Green State) examines the various customs that mark the celebration of Halloween through the lenses of gender, ethnicity, and religious affiliation. The focus is on how the tradition could be a nonthreatening, celebratory model for life in Northern Ireland. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-164) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813120812
Subtitle:
Dimensions of Culture in a Calendar Festival in Northern Ireland
Author:
Santino, Jack
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Location:
Lexington, Ky. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Holidays (non religious)
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Halloween
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Folk-lore, irish
Subject:
Northern Ireland
Subject:
Northern Ireland Social life and customs.
Subject:
Halloween -- Northern Ireland -- History.
Subject:
Holidays (noni-religious)
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Irish Literature, History, and Culture
Publication Date:
19981015
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illus
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in

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