All Around the Year

All Around the Year : Holidays and Celebrations in American Life

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A wonderfully readable exploration of holidays, periods of festivity, and life-cycle rituals and celebrationsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252065166
  • 9780252065163
  • 2,035,029

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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.show more

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"Pores over the solemn and funny means people use to celebrate throughout the year... The meaning of symbols and the ongoing creation of new ones makes for an interesting, stimulating discussion." -- Booklistshow more

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