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The Two Madonnas: The Politics of Festival in a Sardinian Community

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Portrayed by early travel writers as ancient pagan survivals, festivals in Sardinia have long fascinated both native islanders and outsiders. But at the dawn of the twenty-first century, this Mediterranean island has become part of a global economy, and its festivals attract tourists from around the world. This detailed ethnography explores the effects of globalization on ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 7th 2005 by Waveland Pr Inc (first published 1993)
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Aug 23, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this for the author's class at Cal State University - Northridge. The 2nd edition has an important afterword that addresses changes in recent years. Anthropology isn't my strongest subject, but I did like this ethnography. :)
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Sabina Magliocco is a professor of Anthropology and Folklore at California State University, Northridge. She is an author of non-fiction books and journal articles about folklore, religion, religious festivals, foodways, witchcraft and Neo-Paganism in Europe and the United States.

A recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, F