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Held annually, the McCall, Idaho, winter carnival has become a modern tradition. A festival and celebration, it is also a source of community income and opportunity for shared community effort; a chance to display the town attractively to outsiders and to define and assert McCall's identity; and consequently, a source of disagreement among citizens over what their community is, how it should be presented, and what the carnival means.

Though rooted in the broad traditions of community festival, annual civic events, often sponsored by chambers of commerce, such as that in McCall, are as much expressions of popular culture and local commerce as of older traditions. Yet they become dynamic, newer community traditions, with artistic, informal, and social meanings and practices that make them forms of folklore as well as commoditized culture. Winter Carnival is the first volume in a new Utah State University Press series titled Ritual, Festival, and Celebration and edited by folklorist Jack Santino.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-36
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  1. 1. Relations of Self and Community: Participation and Conflict in Winter Carnival
  2. pp. 37-67
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  1. 2. Sculpting Relationships: Aesthetics, Citizenship, and Belonging in Winter Carnival Art
  2. pp. 68-113
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  1. 3. On Neon Necklaces and Mardi Gras Beads: Style and Audience in Winter Carnival Parades
  2. pp. 114-163
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  1. 4. Creating, Remaking, and Commemorating History in Games of Skill and Chance: Winter Carnival as Historical Process
  2. pp. 164-190
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  1. 5. Laughter, Ambivalence, and the Carnivalesque: Lake Monsters and Festive Culture
  2. pp. 191-222
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 232-231
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  1. Appendix: Winter Carnival Events List
  2. pp. 232-237
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 238-250
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874218305
Related ISBN
9780874218299
MARC Record
OCLC
745866868
Pages
232
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No

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