Anthropology, Karaoke and Male Voice Choirs

Dancing in the Streets Barbara Ehrenreich

“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.”

http://www.barbaraehrenreich.com/dancinginthestreets.htm

Some assorted conversations

http://www.freeratio.org/showthread.php?t=269844

http://www.freeratio.org/showthread.php?t=258733

http://www.freeratio.org/showthread.php?t=245827

http://www.freeratio.org/showthread.php?t=276447

http://www.freeratio.org/showthread.php?t=236205

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