Most widely held works by Jack Santino
Halloween and other festivals of death and life ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 842 libraries worldwide
All around the year : holidays and celebrations in American life by Jack Santino ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 785 libraries worldwide
"Whether decorating Easter trees, observing the New Year's Eve ritual of the Hungry Hog Society, or celebrating Wagner's birthday by incinerating a model of Valhalla on an outdoor barbecue to the closing strains of "Gotterdammerung," Americans combine the traditional and the offbeat as they create new holidays and celebrate old ones." "In All Around the Year, Jack Santino guides the reader through a variety of holidays, festivals, and life-cycle rituals and celebrations. Drawing from history, anthropology, popular culture, and folklore, Santino shows the intricate relationships between holidays and the roles of celebrations and rituals in people's lives. He combines scholarship, field research, and personal reminiscence in this highly readable account of a subject that constitutes a major dimension of our social lives. Nearly fifty illustrations depict holiday symbols and decorations both traditional and contemporary, from greeting cards to wreath-bedecked cars to restaurant menus."--BOOK JACKET.
Celebrate Halloween by Deborah Heiligman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 761 libraries worldwide
Describes the origins of Halloween and how various countries celebrate it.
Miles of smiles, years of struggle : stories of Black Pullman porters by Jack Santino ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 696 libraries worldwide
New old-fashioned ways : holidays and popular culture by Jack Santino ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
"Jack Santino's analysis encompasses everything from movies to romance novels, from television shows to comic books. One especially fascinating feature of this study is its examination of the packaged-foods industry and the manner in which soft drinks, beer, snack cakes, cookies, candy, and breakfast cereals are regularly repackaged to reflect particular holidays. In what becomes a central theme of the book, Santino shows how holidays give companies the opportunity to create an illusion of novelty for products that otherwise remain unchanged over time. For example, the holiday Chips Ahoy cookies or Halloween Oreos differ only in their appearance from the everyday products, but they assume a quality of uniqueness through their association with a special time of the year." "Throughout the book, Santino examines the logic by which commercial culture and holidays are linked. Halloween, for instance, with its traditional symbolism of death, evil, and monsters, has served as a theme for heavy metal music and slasher films. This, in turn, has led to some interesting transmutations as one text borrows from another in the wake of a commercial success. When John Carpenter's pioneering 1978 slasher film Halloween became a box-office hit, it was perhaps inevitable that other holiday-based slasher films - New Year's Evil, April Fool's Day, and Silent Night, Deadly Night - would follow." "Copiously illustrated, New Old-Fashioned Ways is at once entertaining and informative - a treat for general readers as well as an important work for scholars in a variety of fields, including communications, folklore, anthropology, sociology, and business."--BOOK JACKET.
Signs of war and peace : social conflict and the use of public symbols in Northern Ireland by Jack Santino ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Miles of smiles, years of struggle ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Discusses the struggle of Black Pullman porters to unionize, even though rebuked by white organized labor, and the eventual formation of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters under A. Philip Randolph. Explores the impact of this group on the American civil rights movement.
The hallowed eve : dimensions of culture in a calendar festival in Northern Ireland by Jack Santino ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Spontaneous shrines and the public memorialization of death ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Miles of smiles, years of struggle the untold story of the black Pullman porter ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
This documentary discusses the struggle of Black Pullman porters to unionize, even though rebuked by white organized labor, and the eventual formation of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters under A. Philip Randolph. Explores the impact of this group on the American civil rights movement.
Holidays, ritual, festival, celebration, and public display ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Signs of war and peace : social conflict and the uses of symbols in public Northern Ireland by Jack Santino ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Spontaneous shrines and the public memorializations of death ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The outlaw emotions : workers' narratives from three contemporary occupations by Jack Santino ( Book )
2 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Miles of smiles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Personal narratives of the retired porters about their work and duties on the Pullman trains and the formation of their union.
Spontaneous shrines and public memorializations of death by Jack Santino ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Commercialism, capitalism, and celebration by Jack Santino ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Tradicionalni prazniki v ZDA so izjemni po vseobsežni komercializaciji (najbolj božič, nato noč čarovnic). Ker so rituali, festivali in praznovanja pogosto dramatične simbolične uprizoritve kulture, katere produkt so, je neogibno, da so tudi del porabniške kulture. Avtor komercializacijo opazuje naveč ravneh: pogosto se začne z ugotovitvijo, da so tradicionalne šege in aktivnosti vnovčljive: komercializaciji je podvržen ves kontekst enega samega praznika (industrija poskrbi za vsko tradicionalno praznično opravo); nekoliko drugačen proces je poskus prenosa značilnosti enega praznika na druge; tretji pa je prevajanje prazničnega leta v množične medije (literatura,glasba, film), pri čemer dinamika komercializacije temelji na ujemanju praznika in žanra. Najzanimivejše pa je, kako ljudje uporabljajo medije in komercijalne produkte. Prilagajajo si šege in izročila in ustvarjajo nova, uporabljajo množične podatke, da si osmišljajo svoje želje in življenje. Praznovanj ni brez osebnih stikov in prave socialne vezi se ustvarjajo in vzdržujejo le z medčloveškimi stiki in komunikacijo.
Srce mojih raziskav so ljudje" : intervju s prof. dr. Jackom Santinom, ameriškim folkloristom by Jack Santino ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Slovenian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Healing, magic, and religion ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Signs of war and peace : social conflict and the public use of symbols in Northern Ireland by Jack Santino ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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