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Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – Marcel Mauss

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May 10– MARCEL MAUSS
Great cultural theorist of the society of the gift.

MAY 10, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Mother’s Day
* Madrid: Feast of St. Isidore the Ploughman: Music, feasting, dancing in the streets.
*Memphis, Tennessee: Cotton Carnival.

ALSO ON MAY 10 IN HISTORY…
105 — Tsai Lun invents paper, China.
1857 — Beginning of mutiny against British rule in India.
1869 — Completion of first transcontinental railway in U.S.
1872 — Victoria Woodhull nominated for U.S. presidency, with Frederick Douglass as running mate.
1872 — French ethnologist, philosopher Marcel Mauss born, Épinal, France.
1940 — The South registers its first full year without any reported lynching.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

Great cultural theorist of the society of the gift.

Written by editor@arthurmag.com

May 10th, 2009 at 1:13 am

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