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We are what we celebrate : understanding holidays and rituals

Author: Amitai Etzioni; Jared Bloom
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2004.
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How did Martin Luther King Jr's birthday become a national holiday? Why do we exchange presents on Christmas and Chanukah? What do bunnies have to do with Easter? How did Earth Day become a global  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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We are what we celebrate.
New York : New York University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004015245
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amitai Etzioni; Jared Bloom
ISBN: 1429414006 9781429414005 9780814722916 0814722911
OCLC Number: 76898849
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 253 pages)
Contents: Holidays and rituals : neglected seedbeds of virtue / Amitai Etzioni --
Who are we and where do we come from? Rituals, families, and identities / Elizabeth H. Pleck --
Just for kids : how holidays became child centered / Gary Cross --
This is our family : stepfamilies, rituals, and kinship connections / Mary F. Whiteside --
Gathering together : remembering memory through ritual / John R. Gillis --
The festival cycle : Halloween to Easter in the community of Middletown / Theodore Caplow --
Mainstreaming Kwanzaa / Anna Day Wilde --
Victorian days : performing community through local festival / David E. Procter --
Can you celebrate dissent? Holidays and social protest / Francesca Polletta --
The invention of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday / Matthew Dennis --
Proclaiming Thanksgiving throughout the land : from local to national holiday / Diana Muir --
"Our hearts burn with ardent love for two countries" : ethnicity and assimilation / Ellen M. Litwicki.
Responsibility: edited by Amitai Etzioni and Jared Bloom.

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