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The Business Holidays Maud Lavin Hardcover english 9781580931502 RANDOM HOUSE RELIGION BOOKS
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The Business Of Holidays - Maud Lavin - Hardcover - english - 9781580931502

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Academic Level : Scholarly/Undergraduate
Author : Maud Lavin (Editor), Melanie Archer (Conductor), Amy Tavormina Fidler (Conductor), Benjamin Finch (Conductor), Alyson Priestap-Beaton (Conductor), Jason Warriner (Conductor)
Binding : Hardcover
BISAC Subject : RELIGION / Holidays / General
Book Type : NON-FICTION
Dewey : 394.26
Geographic Designator : United States
Language : English
LCCN : 2004008284
Library Subject : Consumption (Economics), Economic aspects, Holidays, Popular culture, Social life and customs, United States
Pages : 286, 286 p. :
Place of Publication : United States
Publication Date : 10/21/2004
Subject Development : Business
Textual Format : Pictorial treatment, Readings/Anthologies/Collected Works

About the Author(s):
Maud Lavin is associate professor of visual and critical studies and art history, theory, and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of Clean New World: Culture, Politics, and Graphic Design and Cut with the Kitchen Knife: The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah H"ch.

Table of Contents
Introduction 17(7)
Maud Lavin
The Business of Holidays
Q1
New Year's Day
24(6)
Amy Tavormina Fidler
Trimming Thighs, Fattening Wallets
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
30(6)
Maud Lavin
Shayla Johnson
Commerce and Meaning in the Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Groundhog Day
36(4)
Benjamin Finch
Groundhog Money
Chinese New Year
40(8)
Melanie Archer
Dim Sum and Dragons
Valentine's Day
48(6)
Ilivia Marin Yudkin
Viagra and Valentines
Valentine's Day
54(6)
Shannon Hughey
Love, Hate, and Cover-Ups
Valentine's Day
60(6)
Rebekah Levine
Valentine's Day, Wedding Engagements, and Diamonds
Presidents' Day
66(8)
Melanie Archer
The Patriotism of Spending
Mardi Gras
74(6)
Courtney S. Perkins
Making Millions on Girls Gone Wild
Ash Wednesday
80(6)
Melanie Archer
Hot Cross Buns: Ash Wednesday Rising
St. Patrick's Day
86(12)
Melanie Archer
Raymond Lee
Spending the Green
Palm Sunday
98(4)
Shayla Johnson
Palms and More
Passover
102(4)
Ilivia Marin Yudkin
The Mainstreaming of Kosher Foods
Easter
106(10)
Jason Warriner
Peeps: A Letter from a Fan
Q2
April Fool's Day
116(4)
Mary E. Ragsdale
Let's Make Whoopee! This Is War
Cinco de Mayo
120(6)
Courtney S. Perkins
The Consumption of Cinco de Mayo in the United States
Mother's Day
126(6)
Jennifer Getz
Sentiment, Guilt, and Profit
Memorial Day
132(6)
Anne Hankey
The Indianapolis 500
Father's Day
138(8)
Loren Stephens
The Ties That Bind
Stepparents' Day
146(2)
Maud Lavin
The Making of a Holiday
Mother's Day and Father's Day
148(6)
Maia Wright
E-Greetings with Love
Gay Pride Day
154(10)
Gerald Posley
Icons, Activism, and the Cachet of Pride
Q3
Independence Day
164(6)
Zhivka Valiavicharska
The Nation's Glamour: Fireworks on the Fourth
Southern Decadence
170(4)
Loren Stephens
Man, I Feel Like a Woman
Labor Day
174(6)
Debra Riley Parr
Back to School: Crafting Young Consumers
Labor Day
180(4)
John-Paul Avila
The Workingman's Holiday
Q4
Sweetest Day
184(8)
D. Denenge Akpem
Fiscal Flop or Secret Success?
Devil's Night
192(6)
Rebecca Mazzei
Devil's Night in Detroit
Halloween
198(10)
Maud Lavin
Halloween and the Business of Witchcraft
Ramadan
208(4)
Amir Berbic
Beyond Baklava: The Consumption of Muslim Culture
Thanksgiving
212(6)
Jennifer Moody
Feasting, Family, Football, and Fanfare
Hanukkah
218(8)
Eliza Rosen
Merry Hanukkah
Festivus
226(8)
Alyson Priestap-Beaton
A Holiday for the Rest of Us
Christmas
234(10)
Melanie Archer
Xmas Excess
Christmas
244(10)
Liz Connor
From Neighborhood Shop to Photo Op: The Evolution of the Department-Store Santa
Kwanzaa
254(4)
Shayla Johnson
Kwanzaa, Inc.
New Year's Eve
258(10)
Shannon Hughey
Start the Year Off with a Bang
Notes 268(12)
Illustration Credits 280(4)
Contributors 284(2)
Acknowledgments 286

 

 
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