Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is author of Immigration and American Popular Culture (with Jeffrey Melnick, NYU Press) and Jewish Gangsters of Modern Literature, and co-editor of American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century and Radicalism in the South since Reconstruction.
I was part of the faire from 1969 until 1980s knew of some of the background of its origin but not all. At one time I was known as the Privy King. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Louis H Freeman
I had to write a paper on the subculture of Renaissance Faires and this book was beyond perfect. I learned a lot about the faire's I did not already know as well.Published 6 months ago by Kaitlyn
The Renaissance Faires were counterculture in that it allowed women and men to have sex in the open while on drugs and gays to have an outlet in a repressive culture. Read morePublished 8 months ago by yanks45a1
Well researched and makes some valuable points about the era, the Faire and its continuing influence on the larger culture, but also well written. Huzzah!Published 14 months ago by Elizabeth Rose
A well-written and comprehensive book. It details the history, initial and developmental cultures and expansion background of the start of renaisssance faires and some of the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by David Berndt