An admirably lucid, level-headed history of outbreaks of joy from Dionysus to the Grateful Dead. Drawing on a wealth of history and anthropology, Barbara Ehrenreich uncovers the origins of communal celebration in human biology and culture. From the earliest orgiastic Mesopotamian rites to the medieval practice of Christianity as a "danced religion" and the transgressive freedoms of carnival, she demonstrates that mass festivities have long been central to the Western tradition.
In recent centuries, this festive tradition has been repressed, cruelly and often bloodily. But as Ehrenreich argues in this original, exhilarating, and ultimately optimistic book, the celebratory impulse is too deeply ingrained in human nature ever to be completely extinguished. Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on Amazon.
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To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. The Art History of Love. Here is the other side of ritual, whose dark side she explored in Blood Rites. She ranges in time from the earliest festivals drawn on cave walls to modern football crowds; she finds that festivities and ecstatic rituals have been a way to address personal ills like melancholy and shame, social ills as extreme as those faced by American slaves.
Dancing in the Streets is itself a celebration of language -- clear, funny, unpredictable. This is a truly original book. She is the winner of the L. Ehrenreich was born in Butte, Montana, when it was still a bustling mining town. She studied physics at Reed College, and earned a Ph. Rather than going into laboratory work, she got involved in activism, and soon devoted herself to writing her innovative journalism.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. It is a scholarly work that is mostly about how the church and upper classes have systematically worked to stamp out ecstatic celebrations throughout history. However it solved a much larger problem in my life.
I tend to get depressed, and in fact recently started a book and support group called Sad Is Okay, devoted to both acceptance of melancholia and overcoming depression. This book gave such an important clue as to why so many in our society are depressed. Such an important and fundamental insight as to the roots of depression! In fact numerous studies have shown that dancing is the single most important thing you can do to prevent dementia.
In my own personal quest to end depression and loneliness, I am going to keep in mind the importance of ecstatic group rituals, and look for opportunities to promote them. Recognize resistance and open up to the miracles of the Universe. Learn how to accomplish your goals with clarity and purpose and be empowered to start living the life of your dreams. Paperback , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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BARBARA Dancing through Life - Kindle edition by Barbara Stewart, Terry Gasking. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Barbara danced on stage in pre-war England at Shepherds Bush and Hackney Empires when she was just 14 years old. Pantomimes, Principal Dancer and.
May 31, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: Received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. The last chapter should have been first since I feel that it is an outline for what is ahead and pointing out issues early on. Even though the steps are all relevant the book seems mostly aimed at women in bad marriages or on their way to divorce and women of means.
Chapter 8 Dance of Solitude seemed a bit redundant to me and the health chapter had some things I never heard of yet mostly was pretty generic.
This was an okay book for me. I gave it 3 stars because the chapter on happiness was the most influential and meaningful to me. Negative behaviors that relate to me and how to reverse them was what I was looking for and I found a few sentences worth highlighting. Apr 20, Martha rated it did not like it. Not what I expected. Since I am not in an abusive marriage, many of the "stories" and chapters were not useful to me.
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