Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Barbara Ehrenreich
Incisive, witty cultural and political commentator and author of "Nickel and Dimed" (2001) and "Bait and Switch" (2005) draws on themes from one of her recent books, "Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy" (2007), to trace the history of communal celebrations—the groaning feasts, the ecstatic dancing, the slapdash costumes, the suspended morals—to consider how such festivals were reshaped by the influence of the church and the demands of industrial society, and the degree to which such rituals and revelries survive into this day.

1 comment:

deanna7trees said...

a joyful image with all those squiggly, colorful lines. i've sent you 3 e-mails that have come back because i keep forgetting that your e-mail is turned off.