We are what We Celebrate

We are what We Celebrate

Edited by Amitai Etzioni, one of the most influential social and political thinkers of our time, this collection provides a compelling overview of the impact that holidays and rituals have on our family and communal life.

Author: Amitai Etzioni

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814722268

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

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How did Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday become a national holiday? Why do we exchange presents on Christmas and Chanukah? What do bunnies have to do with Easter? How did Earth Day become a global holiday? These questions and more are answered in this fascinating exploration into the history and meaning of holidays and rituals. Edited by Amitai Etzioni, one of the most influential social and political thinkers of our time, this collection provides a compelling overview of the impact that holidays and rituals have on our family and communal life. From community solidarity to ethnic relations to religious traditions, We Are What We Celebrate argues that holidays such as Halloween, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day play an important role in reinforcing, and sometimes redefining, our values as a society. The collection brings together classic and original essays that, for the first time, offer a comprehensive overview and analysis of the important role such celebrations play in maintaining a moral order as well as in cementing family bonds, building community relations and creating national identity. The essays cover such topics as the creation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday; the importance of holidays for children; the mainstreaming of Kwanzaa; and the controversy over Columbus Day celebrations. Compelling and often surprising, this look at holidays and rituals brings new meaning to not just the ways we celebrate but to what those celebrations tell us about ourselves and our communities. Contributors: Theodore Caplow, Gary Cross, Matthew Dennis, Amitai Etzioni, John R. Gillis, Ellen M. Litwicki, Diana Muir, Francesca Polletta, Elizabeth H. Pleck, David E. Proctor, Mary F. Whiteside, and Anna Day Wilde.
Categories: Social Science

Celebrate with Books

Celebrate with Books

A selected bibliography at the end of the book suggests additional books about
Hokusai and his thousands of drawings and paintings. Other Book to Use for
National Asian/Pacific Heritage Month Demi. The Emperor's New Clothes. New
York: ...

Author: Rosanne J. Blass

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591580765

Category: Education

Page: 226

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Suggests reading materials relating to holidays and other special occasions organized according to the calendar year, and includes bibliographic information, summaries, and ideas for discussion and learning activities.
Categories: Education

Celebrate December

Celebrate December

This is your guidebook to celebrating December’s well-known and wacky holidays! Featured days include National Ugly Sweater Day and International Ninja Day.

Author: Kari Noel

Publisher: Gray Duck Creative Works

ISBN: 9781647720254

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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This is your guidebook to celebrating December’s well-known and wacky holidays! Featured days include National Ugly Sweater Day and International Ninja Day.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Celebrate the Season

Celebrate the Season

Titles include: Celebrate the Season * Giving Thanks * Christmas in the Air * A Chanukah Song * Kwanzaa * In December We Remember. Kindergarten - Grade 5.

Author: Judy Stoehr

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 0757904246

Category: Education

Page: 88

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A musical celebration of seasonal holidays and traditions. Students learn the history and traditions of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa through songs, stories, and dance. Titles include: Celebrate the Season * Giving Thanks * Christmas in the Air * A Chanukah Song * Kwanzaa * In December We Remember. Kindergarten - Grade 5.
Categories: Education

Celebrate February

Celebrate February

This is your guidebook to celebrating February’s well-known and wacky holidays! Featured days include Super Bowl Sunday and National Pokémon Day.

Author: Kari Noel

Publisher: Gray Duck Creative Works

ISBN: 9781647720155

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 426

This is your guidebook to celebrating February’s well-known and wacky holidays! Featured days include Super Bowl Sunday and National Pokémon Day.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Time to Celebrate

Time to Celebrate

Celebrations - Cinco de Mayo - Chinese New Year - Mother's day - N'cwala - Thanksgiving in Canada - Thanksgiving in the United States - Australia day - A year of celebrations.

Author: Frieda Wishinsky

Publisher:

ISBN: 0733942792

Category: Easy to read materials

Page: 24

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Celebrations - Cinco de Mayo - Chinese New Year - Mother's day - N'cwala - Thanksgiving in Canada - Thanksgiving in the United States - Australia day - A year of celebrations.
Categories: Easy to read materials

People We Celebrate Big Book

People We Celebrate Big Book

Individual Big Book

Author: Margaret McNamara

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 9781450957328

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Individual Big Book
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Celebrating Florida

Celebrating Florida

Mr. Geo explores Florida, examining the geography, history, and pop culture as well as maps and various learning activities about the state.

Author: Marion Dane Bauer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547896984

Category: History

Page: 40

View: 512

Mr. Geo explores Florida, examining the geography, history, and pop culture as well as maps and various learning activities about the state.
Categories: History

Celebrate

Celebrate

Celebrate! Covers Chinese New Year, Noruz, Kwanzaa, Carnival, Green Corn Dance, Odwira, and more.

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Learning Works

ISBN: 0881602175

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 532

Celebrate! Covers Chinese New Year, Noruz, Kwanzaa, Carnival, Green Corn Dance, Odwira, and more.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

We Celebrate Spring

We Celebrate Spring

Describes the origins of spring celebrations, holidays, and traditions and how they differ throughout the world. Includes games, recipes, customs, and interesting facts from various countries.

Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0865050430

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

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Describes the origins of spring celebrations, holidays, and traditions and how they differ throughout the world. Includes games, recipes, customs, and interesting facts from various countries.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Celebrate Main Coursebook 7

Celebrate Main Coursebook 7

Author: Kumud Raj, Harsimran Kaur

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131729958

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Celebrate Veterans Day

Celebrate Veterans Day

"Discusses the history and importance of Veterans Day, as well as ways that Americans celebrate it."--Provided by publisher.

Author: Melissa Ferguson

Publisher: Pebble Books

ISBN: 9781977105295

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 822

"Discusses the history and importance of Veterans Day, as well as ways that Americans celebrate it."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Celebrations

Celebrations

A calendar of celebrations which describes holidays and festivals of all major religions and cultures from around the world. Includes original photography.

Author: Anabel Kindersley

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: UOM:49015002674050

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 63

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A calendar of celebrations which describes holidays and festivals of all major religions and cultures from around the world. Includes original photography.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

We Celebrate

We Celebrate

Author: Serena Rojas

Publisher: Learning Media Ltd

ISBN: 0790327317

Category: Readers

Page: 8

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Categories: Readers

A Celebration of Statistics

A Celebration of Statistics

We were fortunate in securing the services of Anthony Atkinson and Stephen Fienberg as Editors of this volume: they have worked hard over a period of several years to put together a most fascinating collection of papers.

Author: Anthony C. Atkinson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461385608

Category: Mathematics

Page: 606

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The International Statistical Institute was founded in 1885 and is therefore one of the world's oldest international scientific societies. The field of statistics is still expanding rapidly and possesses a rich variety of applications in many areas of human activity such as science, government, business, industry, and everyday affairs. In consequence, the celebration of the Institute's centenary in 1985 is of considerable interest not only to statisticians but also more widely to the international scientific community. As part of its centennial celebration planning the Institute decided to publish a volume of papers representing the immensely wide range of interests encompassed by statistics in its international context, viewed both from a historical and from a contemporary standpoint. We were fortunate in securing the services of Anthony Atkinson and Stephen Fienberg as Editors of this volume: they have worked hard over a period of several years to put together a most fascinating collection of papers. On behalf of the Institute it is my pleasant duty to thank them and the authors for their contributions. J. DURBIN, President International Statistical Institute Preface The papers in this volume were prepared to help celebrate the centenary of the International Statistical Institute. During the lSI's first 100 years statistics has matured, both as a scientific discipline and as a profession, in ways that the lSI's founders could not possibly have imagined.
Categories: Mathematics

Religious Celebrations

Religious Celebrations

This two-volume work presents a comprehensive survey of all the ways people celebrate religious life around the globe.

Author: J. Gordon Melton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598842050

Category: Religion

Page: 1036

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This two-volume work presents a comprehensive survey of all the ways people celebrate religious life around the globe.
Categories: Religion

Celebrate Main Coursebook 5

Celebrate Main Coursebook 5

Author: Yamuna Govindan, Charu Rekha

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131729931

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