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- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 45.00
Offerings of various kinds ? food, incense, paper money and figures ? have been central to Chinese culture for millennia, and as a public, visual display of spiritual belief, they are still evident today in China and in Chinatowns around the world. Using Hong Kong as a case study, Janet Scott looks at paper offerings from every conceivable angle ?... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 99.00
The enigmatic and richly illustrative tarot deck reveals a host of strange and iconic mages, such as The Tower, The Wheel of Fortune, The Hanged Man and The Fool: over which loom the terrifying figures of Death and The Devil. The 21 numbered playing cards of tarot have always exerted strong fascination, way beyond their original purpose, and the multiple... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00
This book offers an overview of the origins, growth, and influence of chivalry and courtly love, casting new light on the importance of these medieval ideals for understanding world history and culture to the present day. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00
This volume compiled by Ilan Stavans examines the importance of ritual and celebration and the quincea?era celebration's growing social importance to in the Latino community, particularly in the United States. ||The essays explore the quincea?era and the coming-of-age ritual from various angles. Prior to 2007, the quincea?era received no formal ritual... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 138.00
Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere provides the first major social scientific study of these festivals in the wake of their explosion in popularity over the past decade. It explores the cultural significance of contemporary arts festivals from their location within the cultural public sphere, examining them as sites for contestation and democratic... more...
- Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 15.95
From chai to oolong to sencha, tea is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Perhaps that is because it is a unique and adaptable drink, consumed in many different varieties by cultures across the globe and in many different settings, from the intricate traditions of Japanese teahouses to the elegant tearooms of Britain to the verandas... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.95
The universal act of dressing -- shared by both men and women, young and old, rich and poor, minority and majority -- has shaped human interactions, communicated hopes and fears about the future, and embodied what it means to be Somali. Heather Marie Akou mines politics and history in this rich and compelling ... more...
- Haufe Lexware Verlag 2011; US$ 5.20
Hauptbeschreibung Ob Firmenfeier, Tag der offenen Tür oder internationaler Kongress - mit diesem TaschenGuide organisieren Sie das perfekte Firmenevent. Sie erfahren, wie Sie Veranstaltungen perfekt planen, durchführen und nachbereiten können. Mit praxiserprobten Tipps. Jede Firmenveranstaltung ist ein Aushängeschild. Nutzen Sie die Gelegenheit,... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 8.99
This is a guide to all aspects of Palermo and its surroundings: where to stay and eat, what to see and do, how to get around. The island of Sicily is like another world compared to the rest of Italy - only three km away over the Messina Straits. And in fact the people proclaim themselves Sicilians first, with distinct differences in language, culture,... more...