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Carnival of the Mundane: Red Oktober at England’s National Tramway Museum

Calvert, Dave (2012) Carnival of the Mundane: Red Oktober at England’s National Tramway Museum. In: PSi #18, 27th June - 1st July 2012, University of Leeds. (Unpublished)

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This paper considers the performative dimension of Red Oktober, an annual gathering of classic Eastern European cars at the National Tramway Museum. I argue that this combination of rural England and communist memorabilia, characterised by the nostalgic, the mundane and the imagined, acts as an unlikely modern carnival.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Depositing User: David Calvert
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2012 11:28
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2012 11:28


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