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Trick or treat : a history of Halloween

Author: Lisa Morton
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Lisa Morton reveals how holidays like the Celtic 'Samhain' and Catholic All Souls' Day have blended to produce the modern Halloween, and she shows how the holiday has been reborn in America, where costumes and trick-or-treat rituals are new customs. She takes into account the influence of related but independent holidays, especially Mexico's Day of the Dead, as well as the explosion in popularity of haunted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Morton
ISBN: 1780231873 9781780231877
OCLC Number: 852808104
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: 229 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Halloween : the misunderstood festival --
Snap-apple Night and November Eve : Halloween in the British Isles --
Trick or treat in the New World --
La Toussaint, Allerbeiligen and Tutti i Santi : the global celebration --
Dias de los Muertos --
From Burns to Burton : Halloween and popular culture.
Responsibility: Lisa Morton.

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"Lisa Morton reveals how holidays like the Celtic 'Samhain' and Catholic All Souls' Day have blended to produce the modern Halloween, and she shows how the holiday has been reborn in America, where costumes and trick-or-treat rituals are new customs. She takes into account the influence of related but independent holidays, especially Mexico's Day of the Dead, as well as the explosion in popularity of haunted attractions and the impact of events such as 9/11 and the global economic recession. And she also examines the effect Halloween has had on popular culture through literary works, films, and television series."--

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"If you want to know anything at all about the subject, you ought to find it in "Trick or Treat." ... Morton's interesting account of Hallowe'en is at its best when it comes up to date and there are Read more...

 
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