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  • A to Z World Holidays & Festivalsby Sibylla Putzi

    World Trade Press 2008; US$ 54.00

    A to Z World Holidays & Festivals is an encyclopedia detailing the celebrations of 175 countries worldwide. With descriptions of more than 2,000 public, regional and religious holidays, celebrations and festivals, as well as information on special holiday more...

  • Food, Drink and Identity in Europeby Thomas M. Wilson

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 70.00

    Scholars across the humanities and social sciences are increasingly examining the importance of consumption to changing notions of local, regional, national and supranational identity in Europe. As part of this interest, anthropologists, historians, sociologists and others have paid particular attention to the roles which food and drink have played... more...

  • Memory, Mourning, Landscapeby Elizabeth Anderson; Avril Maddrell; Kate McLoughlin; Alana Vincent

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 62.00

    This volume sheds twenty-first-century light on the charged interactions between memory, mourning and landscape. A century after Freud, our understanding of how memory and mourning function continues to be challenged, revised and refined. Increasingly, sc more...

  • Eventmanagementby Ulrich Holzbaur; Edwin Jettinger; Bernhard Knau; Ralf Moser; Markus Zeller

    Springer 2010; US$ 49.99

    Events sind Veranstaltungen mit Erlebnischarakter. Eventmanagement beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, was ein Event auszeichnet, wie man es realisiert und wie man eine Veranstaltung einzigartig macht. Das Buch führt in die Grundlagen des Eventmanagements ein ? von der strategischen Planung bis zur operativen Durchführung und Steuerung. Dafür tragen die... more...

  • The Lore of the Playgroundby Steve Roud

    Random House 2010; US$ 27.11

    From conkers to marbles, from British Bulldog to tag, not forgetting 'one potato, two potato' and 'eeny, meeny, miny, mo', The Lore of the Playground looks at the games children have enjoyed, the rhymes they have chanted and the rituals and traditions they have observed over the past hundred years and more. Each generation, it emerges,... more...

  • Paddles Up!by Arlene Chan; Susan Humphries

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 16.99

    Paddles Up! provides an in-depth look at dragon boating from its beginnings in ancient China to the modern-day prominence of Canadian teams on the international scene, as told in the words of top coaches of mens and womens teams, experts and enthusiasts, and sports health professionals across Canada. more...

  • The Joy of Family Traditionsby Jennifer Trainer Thompson

    Ten Speed Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    When a special activity evolves into a tradition within a family, it creates meaning, connection, and community and makes common occasions more momentous and memorable. Establishing a sense of stability and shared history has never been more important to parents than it is today, as families become more fractured and scattered. THE JOY OF FAMILY TRADITIONS... more...

  • Tradition and Modernity in the Mediterraneanby Vassos Argyrou

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 43.00

    Argyrou examines modernisation, reflected in the changing nature of wedding celebrations in Cyprus over two generations. more...

  • For Gods, Ghosts and Ancestorsby Janet Lee Scott

    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...

  • Rethinking Chivalry and Courtly Loveby Jennifer G. Wollock

    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...