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Popular Culture


The Cultures of Celebrations
Edited by Ray B. Browne and Michael T. Marsden

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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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Book cover is yellow, with clown in the foreground and confetti in the background.

LC: 93-074428 GT
250 pp. 6 x 9
26 b/w photos, 10 b/w illus., 2 b/w figs.

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Paper $17.95 t
ISBN 978-0-87972-652-2
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Cloth $39.95 t
ISBN 978-0-87972-651-5
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