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The business of holidays

Author: Maud Lavin
Publisher: New York : Monacelli Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Contemporary holiday rites showcase a particularly American obsession with celebration - and the shopping, decorating, card sending, feasting, drinking, and advertising that goes along with it. This witty and satirical look at thirty-three of our most loved (and hated) holidays explores the history and the traditions, the kitsch and the color, of the business of holidays."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Business of holidays.
New York : Monacelli Press, 2004
(OCoLC)892054067
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maud Lavin
ISBN: 1580931502 9781580931502
OCLC Number: 54974427
Description: 286 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Maud Lavin --
New Year's Day / Amy Tavormina Fidler --
Martin Luther King Jr. Day / Maud Lavin and Shayla Johnson --
Groundhog Day / Benjamin Finch --
Chinese New Year / Melanie Archer --
Valentine's Day / Ilivia Marin Yudkin --
Valentine's Day / Shannon Hughey --
Valentine's Day / Rebekah Levine --
Presidents' Day / Melanie Archer --
Madri Gras / Courtney S. Perkins --
Ash Wednesday / Melanie Archer --
St. Patrick's Day / Melanie Archer and Raymond Lee --
Palm Sunday / Shayla Johnson --
Passover / Ilivia Marin Yudkin --
Easter / Jason Warriner --
April Fool's Day / Mary E. Ragsdale --
Cinco de Mayo / Courtney S. Perkins --
Mother's Day / Jennifer Getz --
Memorial Day / Anne Hankey --
Father's Day / Loren Stephens --
Stepparents' Day / Maud Lavin --
Mother's Day and Father's Day / Maia Wright --
Gay Pride Day / Gerald Posley --
Independence Day / Zhivka Valiavicharska --
Southern Decadence / Loren Stephens --
Labor Day / Debra Riley Parr --
Labor Day / John-Paul Avila --
Sweetest Day / D. Denenge Akpem --
Devil's Night / Rebecca Mazzei --
Halloween / Maud Lavin --
Ramadan / Amir Berbic --
Thanksgiving / Jennifer Moody --
Hanukkah / Eliza Rosen --
Festivus / Alyson Priestap-Beaton --
Christmas / Melanie Archer --
Christmas / Liz Connor --
Kwanzaa / Shayla Johnson --
New Year's Eve / Shannon Hughey.
Responsibility: edited by Maud Lavin ; with contributions by Melanie Archer [and others].
Local System Bib Number:
93601

Abstract:

"Contemporary holiday rites showcase a particularly American obsession with celebration - and the shopping, decorating, card sending, feasting, drinking, and advertising that goes along with it. This witty and satirical look at thirty-three of our most loved (and hated) holidays explores the history and the traditions, the kitsch and the color, of the business of holidays."--Jacket.
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