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Dancing in the Streets by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Jun 02, 2007

it was amazing

Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the bestseller "Nickel and Dimed", has written another outstanding book! This one explores the role of dancing through the ages as an expression of community, and looks at the ebb and flow of various forms of dance and such other group experiences as festivals, religious practices, and rock concerts, their rise and fall through the ages, and what we have lost as a society as entertainment has become more a matter of being an spectator than a participant. Her writing/thinking have expanded some ideas of my own about canned forms of "fun" versus the more risky but potentially more satisfying and certainly more creative possibilities of making our own fun.

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