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  • Foreign Eyesby Emmeline Besamusca

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 17.50

    Annually, hundreds of students fromall over the world come to study atUtrecht University. To commemoratethe university's 375th anniversary, currentand past international students wereinvited to refl ect on Dutch culture. Whatdo they consider particularly noteworthy,surprising, incomprehensible or charmingin their Dutch academic life? From a personalperspective... more...

  • Discovering the Dutchby Emmeline Besamusca; Jaap Verheul

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    A sparkling, informative account of what makes the Netherlands Dutch, perfect for anyone interested in its history or present and written by the country's foremost scholars more...

  • Murder in Amsterdamby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19

    It was an emblematic crime: on a November day in Amsterdam, an angry young Muslim man shot and killed the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, iconic European provocateur, for making a movie with the anti-Islam politician Ayaan Hersi Ali. After shooting van Gogh, Mohammed Bouyeri calmly stood over the body and cut his throat with a curved machete. The murder... more...

  • The Position of the Turkish and Moroccan Second Generation in Amsterdam and Rotterdamby Maurice Crul; Liesbeth Heering

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 49.95

    First publication of the TIES Project studies the social situation and views of the Dutch second generation of Turkish and Moroccan origin more...

  • Hollandser dan kaasby Sophie Elpers

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    A lively written history of Frau Antje the 'cheese girl' from Holland who became a symbol of Dutch culture. more...

  • Dutch Racismby Philomena Essed; Isabel Hoving

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 113.00

    Dutch Racism is the first comprehensive study of its kind. The approach is unique, not comparative but relational, in unraveling the legacy of racism in the Netherlands and the (former) colonies. Authors contribute to identifying the complex ways in which racism operates in and beyond the national borders, shaped by European and global influences,... more...

  • Bataviaby Peter Fitzsimons

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 27.31

    Batavia is the greatest story in Australia's history and history comes to life with Peter Fitzsimons. The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world's first corporation, the brutality of colonisation, the battle of good vs evil, the derring-do of sea-faring adventure, mutiny, ship-wreck, love, lust, blood-lust,... more...

  • Erfgoedby Frans Grijzenhout

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 58.00

    Het woord 'erfgoed' wordt tegenwoordig vooral toegepast in het begrippenpaar 'cultureel erfgoed'. Een ander gebruik van het woord 'erfgoed' richt zich juist op de immateriŽle betekenis van het woord. Dan gaat het onder meer om de geestelijke erfenis van een denker of kunstenaar. In die laatste betekenis heeft het begrip 'erfgoed'... more...

  • CultureShock! Netherlandsby Hunt Janin; Ria Van Eil

    Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 12.75

    CultureShock! Netherlands contains all the essential information that will help you settle effortlessly into the land renowned for its tulips. Discover the importance of the country’s many windmills, canals, polders and dykes and understand how the amazing feats of hydraulic engineering have shaped the physical landscape. Learn more about the... more...

  • Reframing Dutch Cultureby Peter Jan Margry; Herman Roodenburg

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95

    Dutch society has undergone radical changes in recent years, due to complex political, social and ethnic developments. Reframing Dutch Culture examines issues of nationality, ethnicity, culture and identity in The Netherlands from an ethnological perspective, linking past traditions and notions of identity with more recent transformations. more...