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Dancing In The Streets; A History Of Collective Joy

Autor: Ehrenreich, Barbara

Editorial: Owl Publishing Company

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
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Dancing In The Streets; A History Of Collective Joy : Dancing in the Streets explores a human impulse that has been so effectively suppressed that we lack even a term for it: the desire for collective joy, historically expressed in revels of feasting, costuming, and dancing. Drawing on a wealth of history and anthropology, Barbara Ehrenreich uncovers the origins of communal celebration in human biology and culture. From the earliest orgiastic Near Eastern rites to the medieval practice of Christianity as a "danced religion" and the transgressive freedoms of carnival, she demonstrates that mass festivities have long been central to the Western tradition. In recent centuries, this tradition has been repressed, cruelly and often bloodily. But as Ehrenreich argues in this original, exhilarating, and ultimately optimistic book, the celebratory impulse is too deeply ingrained in human nature ever to be completely extinguished.


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ISBN 13:9780805057249
ISBN 10:0805057242
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:319
Tamaño:7.90" l x 5.30" w x 1.00" h
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