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  • The King of Drinksby Dmitri van den Bersselaar

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Using a focus on the trajectory of commoditisation of gin in West Africa, this book investigates how imported goods acquire specific local meanings. It shows that local consumers, not foreign advertisers, produced the importance of schnapps gin for African ritual 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...

  • The Red Suit Diariesby Ed Butchart

    Baker Publishing Group 2003; US$ 7.99

    A Jesus-believing, professional Santa shares his secrets--inspiring kids of all ages to live out the love of Christ year-round. more...

  • Memory, Mourning, Landscape.by 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, scholarly attention is paid to the role of situation in memorialising, whether in commemorations... more...

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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 40.14

    Events sind Veranstaltungen mit Erlebnischarakter. Zum Eventmanagement gehört die Frage, was ein Event auszeichnet, wie man eine Veranstaltung in den Augen der Besucher einzigartig macht und wie man ein solches Event in der Praxis umsetzt. Das Buch führt in die Grundlagen des Eventmanagements mit seinen Aufgabengebieten von der strategischen Planung... more...

  • Paddles Up!by Arlene Chan; Susan Humphries

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • How to Eat a Small Countryby Amy Finley

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 14.00

    " How to Eat a Small Country shares a few key traits with Elizabeth Gilbert?s Eat, Pray, Love in particular an infectiously likeable narrator and mouthwatering descriptions of European food. But Finley?s memoir is less precious, more honest, and ultimately more rewarding." -- Boston Globe A professionally trained cook turned stay-at-home mom, Amy... 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...

  • Gold: A Cultural Encyclopediaby Shannon Kenny

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00

    Gold has been an intrinsic part of human culture and society throughout the world, both in ancient times and in the modern era. This precious metal has also played a central role in economics and politics throughout history. In fact, the value of gold remains a topic of debate amid the current upheavals of economic conditions and attendant reevaluations... more...

  • Rethinking Chivalry and Courtly Loveby Jennifer Wollock

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 60.00

    Rethinking Chivalry and Courtly Love shows that these two interlinked medieval era concepts are best understood in light of each other. It is the first book to explore the multicultural origins of chivalry and courtly love in tandem, tracing their sources back to the ancient world, then follow their development?separately and together?through medieval... more...