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- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 199.00
This ebook examines a selection of key impacts and legacies associated with sports events. In doing so, it also investigates some prominent issues, trends and opportunities in the relationship between sport, tourism and events and how, irrespective of whether mega, leisure or community-based sports, event organisers and destination managers can tap... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99
Interested in learning more about the religious rites, beliefs and practices of different cultures around the world? Check out W. H. Davenport Adams' Curiosities of Superstition. This important early work of comparative religious study highlights similarities and differences of sacred practices throughout history and around the globe. more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 49.59
Hauptbeschreibung Freundschaft verbindet. Wie die Autorin zeigt, gilt dies im antiken Griechenland ebenso wie im heutigen Neuseeland. Basierend auf stationären Feldforschungsaufenthalten in Neuseeland widmet sich die ethnographische Fallstudie den lokalspezifischen Konzeptionen und Alltagspraktiken von Freundschaft in ihrem weiteren gesellschaftlichen... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 36.46
This book uses the nineteenth-century legend of Spring-Heeled Jack to analyse and challenge current notions of Victorian popular cultures. Starting as oral rumours, this supposedly supernatural entity moved from rural folklore to metropolitan press sensation, co-existing in literary and theatrical forms before finally degenerating into a nursery lore... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
Why We Eat, How We Eat maps new terrains in thinking about relations between foods and bodies. With the central premise that food is always both symbolic and material, the volume explores the intersections of current critical debates regarding how and why individuals eat. Through a series of case studies and theoretical interludes it examines how foods... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 65.00
In American Anthropology and Company , linguist and sociologist Stephen O. Murray explores the connections between anthropology, linguistics, sociology, psychology, and history, in broad-ranging essays on the history of anthropology and allied disciplines. On subjects ranging from Native American linguistics to the pitfalls of American, Latin American,... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95
Things make us just as much as we make things. And yet, unlike the study of languages or places, there is no discipline devoted to the study of material things. This book shows why it is time to acknowledge and confront this neglect and how much we can learn from focusing our attention on stuff. The book opens with a critique of the concept of superficiality... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
In this extensively revised edition, Steve Fenton updates his concise and accessible introduction to ethnicity, drawing on new published work and recent social and historical changes. Discussing an extended range of theorists and illustrations from around the world, Fenton explores and clarifies the core meanings and the shifting ground of this contested... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
The tradition of the veil, which refers to various cloth coverings of the head, face, and body, has been little studied in Africa, where Islam has been present for more than a thousand years. These lively essays raise questions about what is distinctive about veiling in Africa, what religious histories or practices are reflected in particular uses... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
Encountering Morocco introduces readers to life in this North African country through vivid accounts of fieldwork as personal experience and intellectual journey. We meet the contributors at diverse stages of their careers?from the unmarried researcher arriving for her first stint in the field to the seasoned fieldworker returning with spouse and... more...