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Unformatted text preview: Religious celebrations o Christmas o Christmas as a childs holiday (Santa Claus, gifts) o in the US Christmas was not celebrated until mid-late 19 th century because it used to be celebrated as a drunken night of revelry (after the harvest ended) o First appearance of Santa Claus as a promotion move by FAO Schwartz, not a long standing tradition o Becomes a childrens holiday at the end of the 19 th century o Hanukkah o Means for immigrant parents to convince their children not to convert to Christmas/Christian customs o Halloween o Costumes: gendered, sexualization of girls, violence for boys,...
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2010 for the course SOCI 305 taught by Professor Sternheimer during the Spring '10 term at USC.
- Spring '10