William Peterson's Places for Happiness: Community, Self, and Performance in PDF

By William Peterson

ISBN-10: 0824851633

ISBN-13: 9780824851637

ISBN-10: 0824875206

ISBN-13: 9780824875206

Places for Happiness explores of crucial performance-based actions within the Philippines: the processions and fervour performs linked to Easter and the mass-dance phenomenon often called “street dancing.” the dimensions of those hand made performances by way of period, time dedication, and effective hard work marks the Philippines as one of many world’s most important and undervalued performance-centered cultures. Drawing on a decade of fieldwork, William Peterson examines how humans come jointly within the streets or on transitority levels, celebrating a shared feel of neighborhood and developing locations for happiness.
The first half the ebook makes a speciality of localized and sometimes hugely idiosyncratic types of the eagerness of Christ. Peterson considers not just what humans do in those occasions, yet what it appears like to take part. The book’s moment part offers a window into the numerous expressions of “street dancing.” highway dancing is inflected by way of localized indigenous and people dance traditions which are strengthened in school and practiced along side spiritual civic gala's. Peterson identifies key frames that form and comprise the person within the Philippines, whereas monitoring how the neighborhood expands its expressive domestic through conducting a discussion with nearby, nationwide, and diasporic Filipino imaginaries.

Ultimately Places for Happiness explores how community-based functionality responds to and fulfills simple human wishes. Many Filipinos depend on family and quick associates for aid and sustenance, and community-based functionality assumes a distinct and major position in defining, reinforcing, and celebrating shared trust platforms. by way of bringing forth the interior, phenomenological, and embodied features of more than a few community-based practices contributing to human happiness, the e-book bargains a cultural framework that interweaves the person event with that of the collective, plotting out what is living contained in the physique in the course of the coordinates of culture.

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