A collection of forty-two articles, Society, Culture, Leisure, and Play takes on different facets of leisure from the perspective of an anthropologist with almost thirty years experience in the field. The essays range in length and tone, and cover topics from adornment to weaving. The author goes into considerable depth while discussing music and the arts. Utilizing empirical observation and recent theories, the book is a sweeping overview of an integral part of culture. Anthropologists, students of sociology and culture, as well as the general reader, will be interested in Salamone's latest work.
Frank A. Salamone is a Professor in the Sociology department at Iona College, New York, and the author of Explorations in Anthropology and Theology and The Yanomami and Their Interpreters (University Press of America, 1997).
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Adornment Chapter 3 Aesthetics Chapter 4 Anthropological Visions of Anne Rice Chapter 5 Art, Leisure, and Identity Chapter 6 Blues Chapter 7 Celebration Chapter 8 Children's Play and Games Chapter 9 Dance Chapter 10 Dixieland Music Chapter 11 Dukawa Views of Death Chapter 12 Drama Chapter 13 Festival and Carnival Chapter 14 Gambling Chapter 15 Games Chapter 16 Grey, Zane Chapter 17 Hollywood Epics Chapter 18 Hollywood Musicals Chapter 19 Humor and Music Chapter 20 Inculturation and the Nigerian Church Chapter 21 Jazz Development Chapter 22 Jazz and America Chapter 23 Language in Primates Chapter 24 The Leatherstocking Tales Chapter 25 Music Chapter 26 Native American Sports Chapter 27 Oratory Chapter 28 Orgy Chapter 29 Play Chapter 30 The Polynesian Cultural Center Chapter 31 Primitive Art Chapter 32 Prostitution Chapter 33 The Pulp Detective Chapter 34 Radio Sportscasters Chapter 35 Rap Music Chapter 36 The Reproduction of Main Street Chapter 37 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Chapter 38 Song Chapter 39 Spectacle Chapter 40 Sport and Social Structure Chapter 41 Sports and Violence Chapter 42 Video Art Chapter 43 Weaving Chapter 44 Index