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  • 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...

  • How to Eat a Small Countryby Amy Finley

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 14.00

    1 Having never been to Marseilles before, all I know about it is what I?ve gleaned from The French Connection, which I?ll admit isn?t much of a starting point. Indy and Scarlett are bone-tired from our early-morning train trip from Brianny, dragging their feet, always three steps behind Greg and me as we roll our suitcases through the glass-and-concrete... more...

  • Embodied Food Politicsby Professor Michael S Carolan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    Drawing on a variety of case studies, this book explores the interrelationship between physical connections to and knowledge of food. This book inserts into the food literature living, feeling, sensing bodies and will be of interest to food scholars as well as those more generally interested in the phenomenon known as embodied realism. more...

  • Gold: A Cultural Encyclopediaby Shannon Kenny

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00

    This encyclopedia provides detailed information about the historical, cultural, social, religious, economic, and scientific significance of gold, across the globe and throughout history. more...

  • Rethinking Chivalry and Courtly Loveby Jennifer Wollock

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 60.00

    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...

  • Quinceañeraby Ilan Stavans

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 61.00

    This volume compiled by Ilan Stavans examines the importance of ritual and celebration and the quinceañera celebration's growing social importance to in the Latino community, particularly in the United States. The essays explore the quinceañera and the coming-of-age ritual from various angles. Prior to 2007, the quinceañera received no formal... 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...

  • Eating Your Auntie Is Wrongby Stephen Arnott

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.98

    Crossing continents and centuries Stephen Arnott brings us invaluable information about all kinds of bizarre regional customs - from sexual practices to the received wisdom on cannibalism - that could save you from embarrassing local faux pas while travelling. Did you know that amongst the Tartars, relations of the bride and bridegroom would... more...

  • Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphereby Gerard Delanty; Liana Giorgi; Monica Sassatelli

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • The Politics of Dress in Somali Cultureby Heather M. Akou

    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...