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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95
Many of our planet?s support systems are in crisis. Climate change, resource shortages and environmental pollution threaten our economy and lifestyles. Society as a whole needs to adopt policies that can meet these challenges. The ever expanding event industry is no exception. Anyone involved in organising and managing events needs to understand the... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 189.95
Based on field research conducted by the author in 2008, the book consists of a careful examination of graffiti written on both the Palestinian and Israeli sides of the Israel-built separation wall; and interviews with people about the graffiti. This shows how different sides of the conflict view the conflict itself and details the various... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
This timely and engaging text offers students a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers’ curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both mundane and sacred, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular.... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2004; US$ 99.95
Homes are powerfully defined by smells, sounds, textures and objects, all of which reflect how people live their everyday lives. From spray-painting the toilet wall to relaxing in the bath, the products we use speak volumes about who we are, how we r elate to others and who we want to be. Based on extensive fieldwork, this fascinating book explores... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 15.99
An authoritative history of the foods of India, complete with delicious recipes, ranges from the imperial kitchen of the Mughal invader Babur to the smoky cookhouse of the British Raj and includes information on the influence of various food traditions on the evolution of Indian specialties. more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 45.00
This is a collection of essays on the phenomenon of sati (or suttee), the burning of wives in India. The contributors, who include both American and Indian scholars, address basic questions about this controversial phenomenon and the moral issues it involves. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 55.50
Focusing on masking as a socially significant practice in Caribbean cultures, Gerard Aching?s analysis articulates masking, mimicry, and misrecognition as a means of describing and interrogating strategies of visibility and invisibility in Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, and beyond. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 75.00
Focusing on the cultural practices of the lower classes and specifically on the productions of the murgas, Carnival Theater is a consideration of Uruguayan society?s identity crisis and subsequent redefinition in the wake of the regimes of the 1970s. A revealing work of cultural criticism, the book proposes a new set of criteria for the critique of... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2007; US$ 46.50
From the foremost authority, the definitive guide to your career as an event leader! Today's special events have their roots in the universal, ancient human need to celebrate with ceremony and ritual. Twenty-first-century event leaders acknowledge these roots while moving the event management profession toward the new possibilities presented by our... more...