Dancing in the Streets

Dancing in the Streets

A History of Collective Joy

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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A fascinating exploration of one of humanity's oldest traditions: the celebration of communal joy, historically expressed in ecstatic revels of feasting, costuming, and dancing. This book uncovers the origins of communal celebration in human biology and culture, showing that such mass festivities have been indigenous to the West since the ancient Greeks. Though suppressed by elites who fear the undermining of social hierarchies, outbreaks of group revelry still persist, pointing to the 1960s rock-and-roll rebellion and the more recent "carnivalization" of sports. This book shows that we are innately social beings, impelled to share our joy and thereby envision a peaceable future.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2008.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file)

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