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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95
Through the medium of women's bodies, Fan Hong explores the significance of religious beliefs, cultural codes and political dogmas for gender relations, gender concepts and the human body in an Asian setting. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 31.95
Festivals provides an insight into various events that children may, or may not, have in common. It will enhance your understanding of a range of cultural events, provides a range of activities that have meaning for children, and encourages knowledge and understnading of life in a multi-cultural environment. more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2009; US$ 24.95
In the summer of 1969, Charlie Wilkins was a young man in search of a job. Turned down by a dozen potential employers?including Shubang Used Tire and Dick?s Nifty Car Wash?Wilkins landed an unlikely job at a vast corporate cemetery as a ?bone waxer,? handling ?bird-houses? (urns), and earning an invaluable education about life as a caregiver in... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.95
Wouldn?t it be great to understand all our Christmas traditions? Here, Jonathan Green offers the fascinating history behind our most beloved holiday traditions. For example, myrrh is incense made from the resin of a North African bush and was a special gift during biblical times. To the Romans, mistletoe was a symbol of fertility, so today we are... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2011; US$ 24.95
Nothing reminds us of the good things in life?family, friendship, food, and good cheer?more than Christmas. With stunning images and illuminating text, award-winning photographer Peter Guttman offers a dazzling overview of the wintry landscapes, traditions, ceremonies, spectacles, and pastimes of the holiday season throughout the United States.... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2010; US$ 22.95
From A is for Aardvark??We?re not allowed to tell you anything about Winston cigarettes, so here?s a stuffed aardvark??to Z is for Zippo, the iconic American lighter, The Cigarette Book is the ultimate souvenir and celebration of the dying art of smoking. Encyclopedic in both layout and range, this is an ideal consolation gift for those who have... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 128.00
Although the event management field has grown considerably over the last decade, critical, social-scientific studies of the international events industry are rare. This book intends to help fill this void. It focuses on power, social and political relations, conflicts and controversies in the context of international events, popular festivals and... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
Puck Fair, Ireland's oldest festival, was established by a royal patent in October 1613, granted to the Welsh planter, Jenkyn Conway, of Killorglin. It first became a famous, however, as a result of the parading and display of a male goat, which is awarded a crown and named as the King of the Town. 2013 sees the celebration of Puck Fair's 400 year... more...
- NewSouth 2013; US$ 39.99
Spontaneous, in-your-face and unauthorised, the work of street artists and graffiti writers demands our attention. Wildly creative and often subversive, street art shows that just because a work isnt in a gallery doesnt mean its not art. From Sao Paolo to Sydney, New York to Tokyo, these artists exhibit their work in the worlds... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 41.99
Margaret Alexiou's The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition, first published in 1974, has long since been established as a classic in several fields. This is the only generic and diachronic study of learned and popular lament and its socio-cultural contexts throughout Greek tradition in which a great diversity of sources are integrated to offer a comprehensive... more...