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- Dundurn 2009; US$ 35.00
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 men?s and women?s teams, experts and enthusiasts, and sports health professionals across Canada. more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 45.02
Hauptbeschreibung Die Funktionen und Bedeutungen von Kleider-Mode gehen über die reine Demonstration von Status und Prestige weit hinaus; sie reichen von Zeitkultur-Aspekten, dem momentanen "Style", über komunikative bis hin zu kulturellen Aspekten und Funktionen. Mode erfüllt also ganz unterschiedliche Zwecke, sie ist Mittel zur Selbstdarstellung... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
While the phenomenon of embodied knowledge is becoming integrated into the social sciences, critical geography, and feminist research agendas it continues to be largely ignored by agro-food scholars. This book helps fill this void by inserting into the food literature living, feeling, sensing bodies and will be of interest to food scholars as well... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...