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  • Once Upon a Quinceaneraby Julia Alvarez

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00

    Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a ?phenomenal, indispensable? (USA Today) exploration of the Latina ?sweet fifteen? celebration, by the bestselling author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of Butterflies The quinceañera , a celebration of a Latina girl?s fifteenth birthday, has become a uniquely... more...

  • 'Stony the Road' to Changeby Marilyn M. Thomas-Houston

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 34.00

    An anthropological study of issues within a Black community that affect social action, political participation, and social cohesion. 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...

  • 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...

  • The Book of Teaby Kakuzo Okakura

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 7.99

    The Book of Tea discusses the impact of "Teaism" on all aspects of Japanese culture and life. Kakuzo elaborates on the relationship between tea ceremony and Zen and Taoism. He also talks about the tea masters and their contribution to the tea ceremony. Kakuzo spoke English from an early age, and so was able to make his writings accessible... more...

  • Essalltag in Familienby Ingrid-Ute Leonhäuser

    Springer Fachmedien 2009; US$ 39.99

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  • Mahlzeitenby Gesa Schönberger

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 39.99

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  • Hitlergruß und Kircheby Helmut Goerlich

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2012; US$ 12.33

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Hitlergruß wurde nach 1933 auch in Staat und Gesellschaft obligatorisch. Die Landeskirchen übernahmen die staatlichen Erlasse dazu, aber nur wenige Theologen durchschauten die Tragweite des Grußes. Einzelne verweigerten ihn trotz kirchlicher Anordnung. Um einem solchen Fall geht es im vorliegenden Buch: Pfarrer Wilhelm Sandberger... more...

  • Der Tod, der tote Körper und die klinische Sektion.by Hubert Knoblauch; Andrea Esser; Dominik Groß; Brigitte Tag; Antje Kahl

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 71.93

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Band »Der Tod, der tote Körper und die klinische Sektion« präsentiert die Ergebnisse der ersten Tagung des von der Volkswagen Stiftung im Rahmen des Programms »Schlüsselthemen der Geisteswissenschaften« geförderten Forschungsprojekts »Tod und toter Körper. Zur Veränderung des Umgangs mit dem Tod in der gegenwärtigen Gesellschaft«.... more...

  • Bestattung ? Anregungen für eine innovative Praxisby Lutz Friedrichs

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 12.22

    Die Bestattungskultur hat sich unverkennbar pluralisiert. Der Friedhof verliert seine Monopolstellung. In ungewisser Zeit sind Menschen auf der Suche nach Sinn und Trost. Sie suchen nach neuen Orten der Bestattung und persönlichen Formen der Trauerfeier. Auch in kirchlichen Trauerfeiern soll das »Lieblingslied« der Verstorbenen erklingen. Der aktiven... more...