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  • 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...

  • Veranstaltungen organisierenby Melanie von Graeve

    Haufe Lexware Verlag 2011; US$ 5.24

    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...

  • 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...

  • Why Does Santa Wear Red?by Meera Lester

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 9.95

    Where did Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Get His Start? At Montgomery Ward's! Copywriter Robert May wrote the story as a giveaway to attract families with children to do their holiday shopping at the store. Which famous carol is actually a secret Christian code? It's "The Twelve Days of Christmas!" The partridge "in the pear tree" is code for... more...