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

    Springer 2010; US$ 49.99

    Events sind Veranstaltungen mit Erlebnischarakter. Eventmanagement beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, was ein Event auszeichnet, wie man es realisiert und wie man eine Veranstaltung einzigartig macht. Das Buch führt in die Grundlagen des Eventmanagements ein ? von der strategischen Planung bis zur operativen Durchführung und Steuerung. Dafür tragen die... more...

  • Tradition and Modernity in the Mediterraneanby Vassos Argyrou

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 43.00

    Argyrou examines modernisation, reflected in the changing nature of wedding celebrations in Cyprus over two generations. more...

  • Cultural History of Tarotby Helen Farley

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 32.00

    The enigmatic and richly illustrative tarot deck reveals a host of strange and iconic mages, such as The Tower, The Wheel of Fortune, The Hanged Man and The Fool: over which loom the terrifying figures of Death and The Devil. The 21 numbered playing cards of tarot have always exerted strong fascination, way beyond their original purpose, and the multiple... 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...

  • Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphereby Gerard Delanty; Liana Giorgi; Monica Sassatelli

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    This volume is the first major social scientific study of contemporary arts festivals. It will have appeal to a wide readership in cultural sociology, cultural studies and cultural theory. more...

  • Teaby Helen Saberi

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 15.95

    From chai to oolong to sencha, tea is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Perhaps that is because it is a unique and adaptable drink, consumed in many different varieties by cultures across the globe and in many different settings, from the intricate traditions of Japanese teahouses to the elegant tearooms of Britain to the verandas... more...

  • The Politics of Dress in Somali Cultureby Heather M. Akou

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.95

    The universal act of dressing -- shared by both men and women, young and old, rich and poor, minority and majority -- has shaped human interactions, communicated hopes and fears about the future, and embodied what it means to be Somali. Heather Marie Akou mines politics and history in this rich and compelling ... more...

  • Palermo Sicily & Its Surroundingsby Joanne Lane

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    This is a guide to all aspects of Palermo and its surroundings: where to stay and eat, what to see and do, how to get around. The island of Sicily is like another world compared to the rest of Italy - only three km away over the Messina Straits. And in fact the people proclaim themselves Sicilians first, with distinct differences in language, culture,... more...

  • San Juan Puerto Rico & Its Environsby Kurt Pitzer

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    San Juan is the oldest city in US territory, and the second-oldest in the Americas, and stakes its claim as the cultural and economic hub of the Caribbean. With high-end designer and jewelry shops, more than 30 limousine services in the phone book and more banks than you would want to count, it displays all the trappings of the wealthiest large city... more...

  • Hofkritik im Licht humanistischer Lebens- und Bildungsidealeby Klaus Schreiner; Ernst Wenzel

    BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00

    A key tenet in the criticism of medieval and early modern courts is: ?Let him who desires to be righteous retire from the court? (Exeat Aula, qui vult esse pius). How Enea Silvio Piccolimini and Ulrich von Hutten perceived, criticized and justified courtly life, is the subject of this book. more...