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Dancing in the Streets by Barbara Ehrenreich
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it was amazing
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Completely compelling.
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Barbara Ehrenreich
“With his long hair, his hints of violence, and his promise of ecstasy, Dionysus was the first rock star.”
Barbara Ehrenreich, Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy

Barbara Ehrenreich
“In the at least three-thousand-year-old struggle between Pentheus and Dionysus— between popes and dancing peasants, between Puritans and carnival-goers, between missionaries and the practitioners of indigenous ecstatic danced religions — Pentheus and his allies seem to have finally prevailed. Not only has the possibility of collective joy been largely marginalized to the storefront churches of the poor and the darkened clubs frequented by the young, but the very source of this joy—other people, including strangers—no longer holds much appeal.”
Barbara Ehrenreich, Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy


Reading Progress

December 20, 2017 – Started Reading
December 27, 2017 – Shelved
December 27, 2017 – Shelved as: hivemind-reading-list
December 27, 2017 – Finished Reading

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