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- MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2013; US$ 9.99
Including topics ranging from the Missouri Compromise and statehood to the Algonquin language and the origins of L. L. Bean, this comprehensive guide showcases the fascinating state of Maine. Inventions created in Maine, such as the doughnut hole and the earmuff, as well as state delicacies?blueberries and maple syrup?are discussed in detail. Profiles... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 59.99
This book represents a contribution to the studies of Muslim minorities, and can be compared and contrasted to the analysis of Islam in Europe and in the USA. Besides presenting data about the largest Muslim community in Latin America, an area of the globe that is still ignored by those who study the ?Muslim diaspora?, this book contributes to the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
While scholars, activists and pundits from around the world have heralded the Lula years as a breakthrough for poverty reduction and the forthcoming emergence of Brazil as a dynamic economic superpower, many of their counterparts in the country as well as a number of Brazilianists elsewhere, have expressed great disappointment. Tracing back... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95
Emma Johnston (a pseudonym) is an African American resident of Durham, North Carolina, whose son was brutally murdered in 2007. Combining the voices of Emma and her coauthor Simon Partner, a professor at Duke University, the book recounts the postwar history of one of the South's fastest-growing communities through the eyes of one of its most disadvantaged... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2012; US$ 19.95
Pinehurst, a pinpoint on the map of North Carolina, is a 100-year-old course beloved by all true golf fans. In Pinehurst, golf is more than a game; it?s a way of life. In Tales From Pinehurst , readers will experience historical tales and lore from those that have witnessed the growth of one of golf?s most endearing playing ?elds?from the infamous... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 27.99
This virtually unknown, insightful account by a highly intelligent, observant and forthright Frenchwoman of her decade-long stay in Brazil during the 1850s provides a remarkable firsthand view of a slaveocrat society. In an effort to improve their family's fortune, enterprising and highspirited young Parisian Ad_le Toussaint-Samson traveled with her... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 28.99
The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil makes the last two centuries of Brazilian history come alive through the stories of mostly non-elite individuals. The pieces in this lively collection address how people experienced historical continuities and changes by exploring how they related to the rise of Brazilian national identity and the emergence of... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00
"Good fish get dull but sex is always fun." So say the Mehinaku people of Brazil. But Thomas Gregor shows that sex brings a supreme ambiguity to the villagers' lives. In their elaborate rituals—especially those practiced by the men in their secret societies—the Mehinaku give expression to a system of symbols reminiscent of psychosexual... more...
- University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95
Examines how in the middle of the twentieth century, Bahian elites began to recognize African-Bahian cultural practices as essential components of Bahian regional identity. Previously, public performances of traditionally African-Bahian practices such as capoeira, samba, and Candomblé during carnival and other popular religious festivals had been repressed... more...