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  • Focus On Festivalsby Chris Newbold; Christopher Maughan; Jennie Jordan; Franco Bianchini

    Goodfellow Publishers Ltd 2015; US$ 56.00

    A powerful and unique case-study focused, theoretically rigorous and pan-European approach of our most ubiquitous cultural phenomena - festivals. Edited by a hugely expert and experienced team of editors and authors drawn from across Europe and is based on the groundbreaking work of the European Festival Research Project (EFRP). more...

  • Masqueradeby Deborah Bell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In its conventional meaning, masquerade refers to a festive gathering of people wearing masks and elegant costumes. But traditional forms of masquerade have evolved over the past century to include the representation of alternate identities in the media and venues of popular culture, including television, film, the internet, theater, museums, sports... more...

  • Römer selbst erleben!by Juliane Schwartz; Ermelinde Wudy

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 13.20

    Von einfachen Gewändern bis hin zum kompletten Hausstand ? dieser Band zeigt, wie man eine längst vergangene Zeit wieder zum Leben erwecken kann. Ausgehend von archäologischen Funden erfährt der Leser, wie unsere Vorfahren Utensilien angefertigt und genutzt haben. Die vollständigen Beschreibungen zum Nacharbeiten der Originale, die Spielanleitungen... more...

  • Genuss als Politikumby Monika Sigmund

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    In East and West Germany, coffee took on great symbolic value as an indicator of prosperity, both for the individual and society. In her comparative and richly illustrated presentation, Monika Sigmund reveals the status and emotional valence that were associated with drinking a cup of coffee. In both Germanys, coffee consumption was far... more...

  • Eating Togetherby Jean Duruz; Gaik Cheng Khoo

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 69.99

    This book analyzes cultures of eating together in Malaysia and Singapore. It explores everyday spaces, such as street stalls, hawker centers, and coffee shops. Reflecting on these as sites for people's ?different? culinary exchanges, the book captures resonances of national, ethnic, cosmopolitan and multicultural identity. more...

  • Fragile Ornaments, Melting Snowflakes and the Healing Light of Christmasby Ronald William Cadmus

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A lyrical, gentle and uplifting message for Christmas. more...

  • Ideological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Eventsby O. Moufakkir; T. Pernecky

    CABI 2014; US$ 145.00

    There is an ever growing importance of events in modern society and until now existing literature on events has been dominated by the economic perspective. Social and Cultural Aspects of Events addresses the social and cultural side of events and explores the role they have in fostering change and community development. It examines the transformatory... more...

  • Foodies, Second Editionby Josee Johnston; Shyon Baumann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ?hole in the wall? ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The second story describes how food operates as a source... more...

  • Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuanby Hill Gates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    When Chinese women bound their daughters? feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child?s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not obvious is why Chinese society should have evolved... more...

  • Metrosexual Masculinitiesby Matthew Hall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Modern men the world over are becoming increasingly fascinated with their image, spending more of their disposable income on beautification products and services. This book examines 'metrosexuality', highlighting the negotiation and construction of masculinities and sexualities in the twenty-first century. more...