The Business of Holidays

Lavin, Maud and Johnson, Shayla and Finch, Benjamin and Archer, Melanie and Yudkin, Ilivia Marin and Hughey, Shannon and Levine, Rebekah and Perkins, Courtney S. and Lee, Raymond and Fidler, Amy Tavormina. The Business of Holidays. New York, New York: The Monacelli Press, 2004.

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Abstract (English)

" Holiday celebrations in the United States are a surprisingly strong force behind the country's $3 trillion retail economy. From New Year's diets to Festivus-flavored ice cream, Presidents' Day car sales to Independence Day barbecues, Hanukkah cards to Kwanzaa candles, the social and material culture of holidays has been transformed into a finely tuned marketing extravaganza. Contemporary holiday rites showcase a particularly American obsession with celebration--and the shopping, decoration, 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. " -- Back cover

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Lavin, Maud (Editor); Lavin, Maud (Author); Johnson, Shayla (Author); Finch, Benjamin (Author); Archer, Melanie (Author); Yudkin, Ilivia Marin (Author); Hughey, Shannon (Author); Levine, Rebekah (Author); Perkins, Courtney S. (Author); Lee, Raymond (Author); Fidler, Amy Tavormina (Author); [et alii]
Dossier: 700 - ART ET SOCIÉTÉ / ART AND SOCIETY
Collation: 286 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 1580931502
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: New York, New York: The Monacelli Press
Keywords: CAPITALISM; CELEBRATION; CORPORATISM; HOLIDAY; ECONOMY; UNITED STATES; CONSUMERISM; SHOPPING; KITSCH
Copyright Statement: The Monacelli Press Inc.
Notes:

Includes biographical references.

Deposited by: Artexte Stagiaire
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 13:59
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2021 14:41
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/33213
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