Dancing in the streets a history of collective joy and millions of other books are available for instant access view kindle ebook view audible audiobook enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Dancing in the streets a history of collective joy is a book authored by barbara ehrenreich description the author coins the term collective joy to describe group events which involve music synchronized movement costumes and a feeling of loss of self . Ehrenreichs introduction to dancing in the streets a history of collective joy points out a quizzical disconnect in modern western culture we put an awful lot of time and effort into studying depression malaise the things that make us happy and the things that isolate us but very little effort into studying the things that make us happy . An admirably lucid level headed history of outbreaks of joy from dionysus to the grateful dead terry eagleton the nationwidely praised as impressive the washington post book world ambitious the wall street journal and alluring the los angeles times dancing in the streets explores a human impulse that has been so effectively . Get this from a library dancing in the streets a history of collective joy barbara ehrenreich cultural historian ehrenreich explores a human impulse that has been so effectively suppressed that we lack even a term for it the desire for collective joy historically expressed in ecstatic
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