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The Sacred Santa

Religious Dimensions of Consumer Culture
  • 224 Pages
  • 4.65 MB
  • English
Pilgrim Press
Sociology, Religion, United States, Comparative Religion, Consumer Behavior - General, Consumption (Economics), Religious aspects, Religious life and cu
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8182913M
ISBN 100829814965
ISBN 139780829814965

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With just enough academic emphasis to lend The Sacred Santa book without becoming boring, deChant paints a picture of how our acquire-consume-dispose oriented society resembles cosmological religions of the past/5. The book Christmas: The Sacred to Santa, Tara Moore is published by Reaktion Books.

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