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Author Gabbert, Lisa.
Title Winter carnival in a western town : identity, change, and the good of the community / Lisa Gabbert.
Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2011.

Series Ritual, festival, and celebration ; v. 1
Ritual, festival, and celebration ; v. 1.
Subject Carnival -- Idaho -- McCall.
Winter festivals -- Idaho -- McCall.
Community life -- Idaho -- McCall.
Social change -- Idaho -- McCall.
McCall (Idaho) -- Social life and customs.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 257 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-250) and index.
Summary Held annually, the McCall, Idaho, winter carnival has become a modern tradition. A festival and celebration, it is also a source of community income and opportunity for shared community effort; a chance to display the town attractively to outsiders and to define and assert McCall's identity; and consequently, a source of disagreement among citizens over what their community is, how it should be presented, and what the carnival means. Though rooted in the broad traditions of community festival, annual civic events, often sponsored by chambers of commerce, such as that in McCall, are as much exp.
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Relations of Self and Community: Participation and Conflict in Winter Carnival; 2. Sculpting Relationships: Aesthetics, Citizenship, and Belonging in Winter Carnival Art; 3. On Neon Necklaces and Mardi Gras Beads: Style and Audience in Winter Carnival Parades; 4. Creating, Remaking, and Commemorating History in Games of Skill and Chance: Winter Carnival as Historical Process; 5. Laughter, Ambivalence, and the Carnivalesque: Lake Monsters and Festive Culture; Conclusion; Appendix: Winter Carnival Events List; Works Cited; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780874218305 (electronic bk.)
0874218306 (electronic bk.)
1283250217
9781283250214
9780874218299 (cloth)
0874218292 (cloth)
9780874218497 (pbk.)
0874218497 (pbk.)
OCLC # 754335279
Additional Format Print version: Gabbert, Lisa. Winter carnival in a western town. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, ©2011 9780874218299 (DLC) 2011015286 (OCoLC)694395354