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  • Christmas in Americaby Peter Guttman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    Nothing reminds us of the good things in life?family, friendship, food, and good cheer?more than Christmas. With stunning images and illuminating text, award-winning photographer Peter Guttman offers a dazzling overview of the wintry landscapes, traditions, ceremonies, spectacles, and pastimes of the holiday season throughout the United States.... more...

  • Gold und Herrschaftby Matthias Hardt

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 91.00

    Eine genaue Untersuchung von Gestalt und Funktion frühmittelalterlicher Königsschätze stellte bislang ein Desiderat der Mittelalterforschung dar. Auf der Basis historischer, archäologischer und literarischer Quellen untersucht M. Hardt die Kontexte, in denen königliche Schätze überliefert sind. Zunächst unternimmt er den Versuch, eine Vorstellung vom... more...

  • The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffitiby Rafael Schacter

    NewSouth 2013; US$ 39.99

    Spontaneous, in-your-face and unauthorised, the work of street artists and graffiti writers demands our attention. Wildly creative and often subversive, street art shows that just because a work isn’t in a gallery doesn’t mean it’s not art. From Sao Paolo to Sydney, New York to Tokyo, these artists exhibit their work in the world’s... more...

  • Das Little Black Book der Schlagfertigkeitby ; Carolin demann

    Wiley 2013; US$ 8.95

    Lady Astor war eine britische Politikerin, die für ihre Wortgefechte mit Sir Winston Churchill bekannt war. Sie schleuderte eines Tages wutentbrannt dem damaligen Premierminister entgegen: "Sir Winston, wenn ich Ihre Frau wäre, würde ich Ihnen Gift in den Tee schütten." Winston Churchill antwortete daraufhin trocken: "Wenn ich Ihr... more...

  • Japanese Celebrationsby Betty Reynolds

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    The people of Japan love to celebrate! In fact, they love it so much they have a day of celebration, whether it's a change in season, a religious observance, or just a special moment in life, every month of the year. Brimming with ancient traditions, exotic decorations, and delicious, seasonal foods, Japanese Celebrations will take you on a month-by-month... more...

  • The Politics of the Bodyby Alison Phipps

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    The body is a site of impassioned, fraught and complex debate in the West today. In one political moment, left-wingers, academics and feminists have defended powerful men accused of sex crimes, positioned topless pictures in the tabloids as empowering, and opposed them for sexualizing breasts and undermining their ‘natural’ function. At... more...

  • Clarity, Cut, and Cultureby Susan Falls

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 112.50

    Images of diamonds appear everywhere in American culture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Our stories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tiny stones, but also suggest how we create value, meaning, and identity through our interactions with material culture in general. Things become meaningful through our... more...

  • Dressing the Pastby Margarita Gleba; Cherine Munkholt; Marie-Louise Nosch

    Oxbow Books 2008; US$ 25.00

    Minoan ladies, Scythian warriors, Roman and Sarmatian merchants, prehistoric weavers, gold sheet figures, Vikings, Medieval saints and sinners, Renaissance noblemen, Danish peasants, dressmakers and Hollywood stars appear in the pages of this anthology. This is not necessarily how they dressed in the past, but how the authors of this book think they... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1994; US$ 29.99

    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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 41.99

    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...