Unwrapping Christmas / Edition 1

Unwrapping Christmas / Edition 1

by Daniel E. Miller, Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198280661

ISBN-13: 9780198280668

Pub. Date: 11/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Unwrapping Christmas is the first comparative study of the Christmas phenomenon, based on direct observation of how the festival is actually celebrated in diverse social contexts. It begins by presenting general theories of Christmas and includes the first full English translation of Father Christmas Executed by Claude Levi-Strauss. The focus then turns

Overview

Unwrapping Christmas is the first comparative study of the Christmas phenomenon, based on direct observation of how the festival is actually celebrated in diverse social contexts. It begins by presenting general theories of Christmas and includes the first full English translation of Father Christmas Executed by Claude Levi-Strauss. The focus then turns to two controversial issues: the relationship between Christmas and materialism, and the debate over the place of the family in Christmas celebrations. Both of these issues are examined and interpreted in a variety of cultural contexts; including the USA, Japan, Britain, Sweden, and Trinidad.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198280668
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology - Cultural Forms Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

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