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- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95
Cities in the ancient world relied on private generosity to provide many basic amenities, as well as expecting leading citizens to pay for 'bread and circuses' - free food and public entertainment. This collection of essays by leading scholars from the UK and USA explores the important phenomenon of benefaction and public patronage in Roman Italy.... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 69.99
Verwandtschaft ist eine soziale Denk- und Handlungskategorie, die zwar im Alltag eine wichtige Rolle spielt, die aber in der Soziologie und im speziellen Feld der Familiensoziologie eine fast vergessene Thematik ist. Dies gilt insbesondere für die über die Kernfamilie hinausreichenden erweiterten Familienbeziehungen. Nina Jakoby zeigt, dass die erweiterte... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99
The A to Z of Shamanism has the duel task of exploring the common ground of shamanic traditions and evaluating the diversity of both traditional indigenous communities and individual Western seekers. This is done in an introduction, a bibliography, a chronology, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries, which explore the consistent features... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95
First published in 1939 by Routledge, this classic ethnography portrays the aboriginal woman as she really is - a complex social personality with her own prerogatives, duties, problems, beliefs, rituals and point of view. This groundbreaking and enduring study was researched in North-West Australia between 1935 and 1936 and was written by a woman who... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 10.50
Great Aunt Reflections on Sexual and Gender Multiplicity and Culture Inaugural Lecture delivered on the appointment to the chair of Gender and Women's Same-Sex Relations Cross-culturally at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences more...
- Chicago Review Press 1999; US$ 15.99
This fascinating study of mathematical thinking among sub-Saharan African peoples covers counting in words and in gestures; measuring time, distance, weight, and other quantities; manipulating money and keeping accounts; number systems; patterns in music, poetry, art, and architecture; and number magic and taboos. African games such as mankala and... more...
- BRILL 2004; US$ 70.00
This book provides significant insights into current historical and theological developments affecting independent indigenous Pentecostalism in Ghana. The information used originates from a specific African context, but serves as a window for understanding modern African Christianity. more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 239.00
Astronomy is the science of studying the sky using telescopes and light collectors such as photographic plates or CCD detectors. However, people have always studied the sky and continue to study the sky without the aid of instruments this is the realm of cultural astronomy. This is the first scholarly collection of articles focused on the cultural... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 9.99
What are African religions? African Religions: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by examining primarily indigenous religious traditions on the African continent, as well as exploring Christianity and Islam. It focuses on the diversity of ethnic groups, languages, cultures, and worldviews, emphasizing the continent's regional diversity.... more...