TITLE

Purposeful Deceptions of the April Fool

AUTHOR(S)
McEntire, Nancy Cassell
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Western Folklore;Summer2002, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p133
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Discusses the various ways in which April Fools' Day is celebrated. Possible origins of the holiday; Question of why individuals create and act out elaborate pranks; Issues of gender that inform the April Fools' Day prank; Inversion of the pattern of behavior that individuals have taken for granted.
ACCESSION #
11035113

 

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