Clowns and Tricksters: An Encyclopedia of Tradition and Culture Kimberly A. Christen

ISBN: 9780874369366

Published: December 1st 1998

Hardcover

271 pages


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Clowns and Tricksters: An Encyclopedia of Tradition and Culture  by  Kimberly A. Christen

Clowns and Tricksters: An Encyclopedia of Tradition and Culture by Kimberly A. Christen
December 1st 1998 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 271 pages | ISBN: 9780874369366 | 5.13 Mb

Clowns and tricksters are well-known figures in cultures throughout the world. In Western culture the clown conjures up images of carnivals and foolish characters in face paint. In non-Western cultures, clowns hold privileged status in religiousMoreClowns and tricksters are well-known figures in cultures throughout the world.

In Western culture the clown conjures up images of carnivals and foolish characters in face paint. In non-Western cultures, clowns hold privileged status in religious ceremonies and origin myths. Tricksters on the other hand are identified as disobedient, obscene, disrespectful, funny, powerful, paradoxical characters in almost every culture in which they are found.



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