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  • We Are What We Celebrateby Amitai Etzioni; Jared Bloom

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 22.95

    How did Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday become a national holiday? Why do we exchange presents on Christmas and Chanukah? What do bunnies have to do with Easter? How did Earth Day become a global holiday? These questions and more are answered in this fascinating exploration into the history and meaning of holidays and rituals. Edited by Amitai Etzioni,... more...

  • Eating in the Side Roomby Mark S. Warner

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    In Eating in the Side Room , Mark Warner uses the archaeological data of food remains recovered from excavations in Annapolis, Maryland, and the Chesapeake to show how African Americans established identity in the face of pervasive racism and marginalization. By studying the meat purchasing habits of two African American families--the Maynards and... more...

  • Prioritizing Death and Societyby Assaf Nativ

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Master of the Ceremoniesby Ric Birch

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 31.81

    A fascinating insider's tale of the highs and lows of creating truly unforgettable public spectaculars - a gossipy and fascinatingly entertaining memoir from an author consistently in the public eye. more...

  • Marriage Customs of the Worldby George P. Monger

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    An encyclopedia of marriage rites, traditions, and beliefs from around the world, ranging from ancient practices to contemporary ceremonies. Weddings are filled with traditions that everyone accepts as meaningful and necessary. But when and how did all those necessary things originate? more...

  • Castles & Dungeonsby Jason Page

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 11.95

    Did you know that an English castle was successfully defended by just 13 brave warriors? Or that a record-breaking 72 castles were built in one tiny Italian town? Journey into the incredible world of splendid csatles, bloodthirsty battles, and painful punishments. Colorful photographs, astounding statistics, and challenging quizzes highlight these... more...

  • Organising a Conferenceby Pauline Appleby

    How To Books 2005; US$ 17.00

    Manual for organising conferences or events for a large or small company. This book explains just how you go about it. It has all that is needed to know about: venue selection; speaker sourcing; brochure design; registration; budgeting; sponsorship; audio-visuals; press coverage; and evaluation. It shows how to plan and run an effective event. more...

  • The Harney & Sons Guide to Teaby Michael Harney

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.95

    Read Michael Harney's posts on the Penguin Blog. The country?s leading connoisseur presents a comprehensive guide for developing your tea palate . The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea transforms tea drinkers into tea experts. Written by one of the country?s leading tea professionals, The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea is an illuminating resource for... more...

  • A to Z World Holidays & Festivalsby Sibylla Putzi

    World Trade Press 2008; US$ 54.00

    A to Z World Holidays & Festivals is an encyclopedia detailing the celebrations of 175 countries worldwide. With descriptions of more than 2,000 public, regional and religious holidays, celebrations and festivals, as well as information on special holiday more...

  • The King of Drinksby Dmitri van den Bersselaar

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Using a focus on the trajectory of commoditisation of gin in West Africa, this book investigates how imported goods acquire specific local meanings. It shows that local consumers, not foreign advertisers, produced the importance of schnapps gin for African ritual more...