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Dancing in the Streets

A History of Collective Joy

Dancing in the Streets( )
Author: Ehrenreich, Barbara
ISBN:978-1-4379-6557-5
Publication Date:May 2009
Publisher:DIANE Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

A fascinating exploration of one of humanity¿s oldest traditions: the celebration of communal joy, expressed throughout the ages in ecstatic celebrations of feasting, costuming, and dancing. Although Europeans from the 16th cent. onward viewed mass festivities as foreign and ¿savage,¿ they were, in fact, indigenous to the West, from the ancient Greeks¿ worship of Dionysus to the medieval practice of Christianity as a ¿danced religion.¿ Ultimately, church officials succeeded in driving...
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Author Biography
Ehrenreich, Barbara (Author)
Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of "Blood Rites"; "The Worst Years of Our Lives"; "Fear of Falling", which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, & eight other books. A frequent contributor to Time, Harper's, Esquire, The New Republic, Mirabella, The Nation, The New York Magazine, she lives near Key West, Florida.

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