Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy

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Granta Books, 2007 - Collective behavior - 320 pages
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An account of the human desire for collective joy. Barbara Ehrenreich uncovers the origins of communal celebration in human biology and culture. She discovers that the same elements come up in every human culture throughout history: a love of masking, carnival, music-making and dance.

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User Review  - Marlenealvarado - LibraryThing

I loved this book! It was joyous to realize that I have forgotten to dance and in so doing lost a lot of joy in my life. I have a tendency towards depression, but when I was able to dance as part of ... Read full review

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User Review  - JeremyPreacher - LibraryThing

I liked this and found it an interesting read. Ehrenreich presented some historical events in an unusual light - the rise of Protestantism as a reaction against the increasing disapproval by the ... Read full review

Contents

Invitation to the Dance
1
of Carnival
77
The Rock Rebellion
207
Copyright

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Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of "Blood Rites"; "The Worst Years of Our Lives"; "Fear of Falling", which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, & eight other books. A frequent contributor to Time, Harper's, Esquire, The New Republic, Mirabella, The Nation, The New York Magazine, she lives near Key West, Florida.

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