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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 40.33

    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...

  • The Joy of Family Traditionsby Jennifer Trainer Thompson

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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...

  • 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...

  • Quinceaneraby 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...

  • Eating Your Auntie Is Wrongby Stephen Arnott

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.04

    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 traditionally... 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...