However you might feel about Valentine's Day, you're sure to find some interesting interpretations of the holiday on CLIO. Here are some to get you started:
- Social Change and Gendered Gift-Giving Rituals: A Historical Analysis of Valentine’s Day in Japan
This article traces the history and evolution of Valentine's Day in Japan as a popular, culturally hybridized consumption ritual.
- Underwater Romance: A Valentine's Day Ode to Fishes
"If Jane Austen were to write a romance novel on fishes, which species would be the main characters?"
- Happy Valentine's Day from the American Journal of Gastroenterology
Warning: Only visit this link if you want to see an image of a sessile polyp found during screening colonoscopy that appeared in a heart shape.
- THE PRICE OF LOVE: VALENTINE'S DAY IN EGYPT AND ITS ENEMIES
This article discusses the role of Valentine's Day in Egypt, as a way of exploring love and marriage in times of dire social inequality.