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Consumption, Coca-colonisation, cultural resistance--and Santa Claus

Mckay, GA 2008, 'Consumption, Coca-colonisation, cultural resistance--and Santa Claus' , in: Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture , Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 50-70.

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In what ways has the iconography and practice of Christmas been shaped, understood and consumed as an American experience? This chapter explores explains and questions the ideological valence of Christmas in part as an American socio-economic and cultural (export) practice. It looks at issues of consumption, representation of Christmas in print media, and at aspects of resistance to that festival culture.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Whiteley, S
Uncontrolled Keywords: Christmas, Coca plant, North America, culture, tradition, iconography, Santa Claus
Themes: Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780748628087
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Depositing User: Prof George McKay
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2009 15:36
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:03

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