The Halloween Hangover

With every consumer tradition there comes the risk of excess. Halloween is probably the quintessential culprit when it comes to "too much of a good thing". I know I am sitting with a bowl full of leftover Nerds and Laffty Taffy:  afraid of my lack of will power and what will happen when the sugar … Continue reading The Halloween Hangover

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From Hallowed To Shallow? The Evolution of Halloween As A Consumer Ritual

It's scary how our consumer culture latches on to a spooky cultural tradition and manages to find ways to make it economically viable. That being said, I am excited about all the leftover mini-snickers bars I am going to have this year. I thought it appropriate to try and find some sort of anthropological explanation … Continue reading From Hallowed To Shallow? The Evolution of Halloween As A Consumer Ritual

Halloween Is For Sluts: Another Sociology Of Style Perspective

For the record: this ear my wife and I are going as Wayne and Garth. The dog, however, is wearing her sexy bitch costume. But here is an interesting commentary from my favorite new fashionista-pologist on the sexualization of Halloween: http://sociologyofstyle.com/2012/10/15/turning-tricks-or-a-liberating-treat-unmasking-the-hyper-sexualization-of-halloween/