Tag: Cindy Dell Clark

Let the Ghoul Times Roll: Halloween Culturally Significant Despite Social-Distancing Norms, Says Researcher

Let the Ghoul Times Roll: Halloween Culturally Significant Despite Social-Distancing Norms, Says Researcher

Despite social-distancing challenges, Halloween traditions will simply wear new disguises this year, explains Prof. Cindy Dell Clark.

Posted in: Arts and Culture
Researcher’s New Book Explores Symbolism of Fourth of July and Other American Holidays

Researcher’s New Book Explores Symbolism of Fourth of July and Other American Holidays

Rutgers–Camden researcher Cindy Dell Clark explores the oft-ignored cultural symbols of holidays in her eye- and ear-opening new book All Together Now: American Holiday Symbolism Among Children and Adults (Rutgers University Press, 2019).

Posted in: Research Highlights
Researcher Unmasks Social Dynamics of Halloween Ritual

Researcher Unmasks Social Dynamics of Halloween Ritual

For 364 days a year, parents raise their children as if it’s a G-rated world, doing their best to shield their underlings from potentially fear-inducing situations. Then Halloween night arrives and, as if waving a magic wand, parents walk a step behind as their kids approach strangers’ doors – often traversing scenes of horror and […]