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Trick or treat : a history of Halloween
Title:
Trick or treat : a history of Halloween
Author:
Morton, Lisa, 1958- , author.
Edition:
First paperback edition.
Publication Information:
London : Reaktion Books, 2013.
Physical Description:
229 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Summary:
"Lisa Morton reveals how holidays like the Celtic 'Samhain' and Catholic All Souls' Day have blended to produce the modern Halloween, and she shows how the holiday has been reborn in America, where costumes and trick-or-treat rituals are new customs. She takes into account the influence of related but independent holidays, especially Mexico's Day of the Dead, as well as the explosion in popularity of haunted attractions and the impact of events such as 9/11 and the global economic recession. And she also examines the effect Halloween has had on popular culture through literary works, films, and television series." --
General Note:
Originally published: 2012.
Language:
English
Contents:
Halloween : the misunderstood festival -- Snap-apple Night and November Eve : Halloween in the British Isles -- Trick or treat in the New World -- La Toussaint, Allerbeiligen and Tutti i Santi : the global celebration -- Dias de los Muertos -- From Burns to Burton : Halloween and popular culture.
ISBN:
9781780231877
Format :
Book