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  • The Joy of Family Traditionsby Jennifer Trainer Thompson

    Ten Speed Press 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...

  • 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...

  • Rethinking Chivalry and Courtly Loveby Jennifer G. Wollock

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    This book offers an overview of the origins, growth, and influence of chivalry and courtly love, casting new light on the importance of these medieval ideals for understanding world history and culture to the present day. more...

  • Quinceaneraby Ilan Stavans

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    This volume compiled by Ilan Stavans examines the importance of ritual and celebration and the quincea?era celebration's growing social importance to in the Latino community, particularly in the United States. ||The essays explore the quincea?era and the coming-of-age ritual from various angles. Prior to 2007, the quincea?era received no formal ritual... 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...

  • Veranstaltungen organisierenby Melanie von Graeve

    Haufe Lexware Verlag 2011; US$ 5.21

    Hauptbeschreibung Ob Firmenfeier, Tag der offenen Tür oder internationaler Kongress - mit diesem TaschenGuide organisieren Sie das perfekte Firmenevent. Sie erfahren, wie Sie Veranstaltungen perfekt planen, durchführen und nachbereiten können. Mit praxiserprobten Tipps. Jede Firmenveranstaltung ist ein Aushängeschild. Nutzen Sie die Gelegenheit,... more...