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The Resource Dancing in the streets : [a history of collective joy], Barbara Ehrenreich, (sound recording)

Dancing in the streets : [a history of collective joy], Barbara Ehrenreich, (sound recording)

Label
Dancing in the streets : [a history of collective joy]
Title
Dancing in the streets
Title remainder
[a history of collective joy]
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Ehrenreich
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cultural historian Ehrenreich 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 ecstatic revels of feasting, costuming, and dancing. She uncovers the origins of communal celebration in human biology and culture. Although 16th-century Europeans viewed mass festivities as foreign and "savage, " Ehrenreich shows that they were indigenous to the West, from the ancient Greeks to medieval Christianity. Ultimately, church officials drove the festivities into the streets, Protestants criminalized carnival, Wahhabist Muslims battled ecstatic Sufism, European colonizers wiped out native dance rites. The elites' fear that such gatherings would undermine social hierarchies was justified: the festive tradition inspired uprisings and revolutions from France to the Caribbean to the American plains. Yet outbreaks of group revelry persist, as Ehrenreich shows, pointing to the 1960s rock-and-roll rebellion and the more recent "carnivalization" of sports.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Ehrenreich, Barbara
Dewey number
394.26
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
GT3940
LC item number
.E47 2007ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Pam Ward
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Ward, Pam
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  • Festivals
  • Fasts and feasts
  • Spectacular, The
  • Collective behavior
  • Happiness
Target audience
general
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not applicable
Label
Dancing in the streets : [a history of collective joy], Barbara Ehrenreich, (sound recording)
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Publication
Copyright
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  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Archaic roots of ecstasy -- Civilization and backlash -- Jesus and Dionysus -- From the churches to the streets: the creation of carnival -- Killing carnival: reformation and repression -- A note on puritanism and military re form -- An epidemic of melancholy -- Guns against drums: imperialism encounters ecstasy -- Fascist spectacles -- The rock of rebellion -- Carnivalizing sports -- The possibility of revival
Control code
ocm80557249
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 sound discs [approximately 72 min. each]
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780786162406
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z 4050
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 877612
  • (Sirsi) o80557249
  • (OCoLC)80557249
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Dancing in the streets : [a history of collective joy], Barbara Ehrenreich, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Archaic roots of ecstasy -- Civilization and backlash -- Jesus and Dionysus -- From the churches to the streets: the creation of carnival -- Killing carnival: reformation and repression -- A note on puritanism and military re form -- An epidemic of melancholy -- Guns against drums: imperialism encounters ecstasy -- Fascist spectacles -- The rock of rebellion -- Carnivalizing sports -- The possibility of revival
Control code
ocm80557249
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 sound discs [approximately 72 min. each]
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780786162406
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z 4050
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 877612
  • (Sirsi) o80557249
  • (OCoLC)80557249
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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