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  • Prioritizing Death and Societyby Assaf Nativ

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

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  • The Ritual Lament in Greek Traditionby Margaret Alexiou; Dimitrios Yatromanolakis; Panagiotis Roilos

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 45.99

    Margaret Alexiou's The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition, first published in 1974, has long since been established as a classic in several fields. This is the only generic and diachronic study of learned and popular lament and its socio-cultural contexts throughout Greek tradition in which a great diversity of sources are integrated to offer a comprehensive... more...

  • Rituale. Formen ? Funktionen ? Geschichteby Burckhard Dücker

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2007; US$ 45.48

    Rituale sind ständige Begleiter: Im Alltag, in der Politik und in der Religion - zu allen Zeiten und in allen Kulturen. Als inszenierte Form symbolischen Handelns sind Rituale ein zentraler Gegenstand der kulturwissenschaftlichen Analyse. Was macht aus einer Handlung oder einem Ereignis ein Ritual? Welche Typen von Ritualen gibt es? Der Band führt... more...

  • Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistanceby William H. Beezley; Cheryl E. Martin; William E. French

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1994; US$ 32.99

    This book presents readers with scholarship on public celebrations and popular culture throughout Mexican history. Leading scholars from the Americas and Great Britain discuss aspects of Mexico's popular culture from the seventeenth century to the present. The vast range of Mexican expression is examined, including Corpus Christi celebrations, New... more...

  • See It, Cook Itby Oliver Brachat

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    If you?ve ever shown even the slightest interest in cooking, you?ve probably accumulated quite a wealth of cookbooks over the years—some that you probably haven?t even opened more than once or twice. This cookbook, however, is too useful to ever begin gathering dust in your home. With over 50 stunning photographs, just flipping through the pages... more...

  • Upcycling Celebrationsby Danny Seo

    Running Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    100 projects focused specifically on parties and holidays — transform the ordinary into striking one-of-a-kind objects. more...

  • We Are What We Celebrateby Amitai Etzioni; Jared Bloom

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 22.95

    How did Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday become a national holiday? Why do we exchange presents on Christmas and Chanukah? What do bunnies have to do with Easter? How did Earth Day become a global holiday? These questions and more are answered in this fascinating exploration into the history and meaning of holidays and rituals. Edited by Amitai Etzioni,... more...

  • Asian American Food Cultureby Alice McLean

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 49.95

    Since the late 18th century, Asian immigrants to the United States have brought their influences to bear on American culture, yielding a rich, varied, and nuanced culinary landscape. The past 50 years have seen these contributions significantly amplified, with the rise of globalization considerably blurring the boundaries between East and West, giving... more...

  • Beauty Unlimitedby Peg Zeglin Brand; Carolyn Korsmeyer

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    Emphasizing the human body in all of its forms, Beauty Unlimited expands the boundaries of what is meant by beauty both geographically and aesthetically. Peg Zeglin Brand and an international group of contributors interrogate the body and the meaning of physical beauty in this multidisciplinary volume. This striking and provocative book explores the... more...

  • Bodies Out of Boundsby Jana Evans Braziel; Kathleen LeBesco

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Since World War II, when the diet and fitness industries promoted mass obsession with weight and body shape, fat has been a dirty word. In the United States, fat is seen as repulsive, funny, ugly, unclean, obscene, and above all as something to lose. Bodies Out of Bounds challenges these dominant perceptions by examining social representations of... more...

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