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Ceremonies and Spectacles

Performing American Culture (European Contributions to American Studies, 44)


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Published by Vu University Press .
Written in English

  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • General,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Popular Culture - General,
  • Congresses,
  • Ethnicity,
  • Nationalism,
  • Performing Arts,
  • United States

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsTeresa Alves (Editor), Teresa Cid (Editor), Heinz Ickstadt (Editor), Charles Altieri (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    Number of Pages426
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12808503M
    ISBN 109053836934
    ISBN 109789053836934

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