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  • 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...

  • Food, Drink and Identity in Europeby Thomas M. Wilson

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 70.00

    Scholars across the humanities and social sciences are increasingly examining the importance of consumption to changing notions of local, regional, national and supranational identity in Europe. As part of this interest, anthropologists, historians, sociologists and others have paid particular attention to the roles which food and drink have played... more...

  • Memory, Mourning, Kate McLoughlin; Alana Vincent

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 62.00

    This volume sheds twenty-first-century light on the charged interactions between memory, mourning and landscape. A century after Freud, our understanding of how memory and mourning function continues to be challenged, revised and refined. Increasingly, scholarly attention is paid to the role of situation in memorialising, whether in commemorations... more...

  • Eventmanagementby Ulrich Holzbaur; Edwin Jettinger; Bernhard Knau▀; Ralf Moser; Markus Zeller

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 49.99

    Events sind Veranstaltungen mit Erlebnischarakter. Zum Eventmanagement geh÷rt die Frage, was ein Event auszeichnet, wie man eine Veranstaltung in den Augen der Besucher einzigartig macht und wie man ein solches Event in der Praxis umsetzt. Das Buch fŘhrt in die Grundlagen des Eventmanagements mit seinen Aufgabengebieten von der strategischen Planung... more...

  • The Joy of Family Traditionsby Jennifer Trainer Thompson

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 16.95

    When a special activity evolves into a tradition within a family, it creates meaning, connection, and community and makes common occasions more momentous and memorable. Establishing a sense of stability and shared history has never been more important to parents than it is today, as families become more fractured and scattered. THE JOY OF FAMILY TRADITIONS... more...

  • How We Metby Michele Bowers; Melissa Steinfeld

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    For everyone who loves a real-life happy ending, here are forty-five funny, romantic, and above all true tales of modern coupling. In their own words, men and women recount the surprising and serendipitous ways they came together, from jury duty encounters and sidewalk pickup lines to dramatic stories of dogged determination that paid off big in the... more...

  • How to Eat a Small Countryby Amy Finley

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 14.00

    1 Having never been to Marseilles before, all I know about it is what I?ve gleaned from The French Connection, which I?ll admit isn?t much of a starting point. Indy and Scarlett are bone-tired from our early-morning train trip from Brianny, dragging their feet, always three steps behind Greg and me as we roll our suitcases through the glass-and-concrete... more...

  • Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphereby Gerard Delanty; Liana Giorgi; Monica Sassatelli

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere provides the first major social scientific study of these festivals in the wake of their explosion in popularity over the past decade. It explores the cultural significance of contemporary arts festivals from their location within the cultural public sphere, examining them as sites for contestation and democratic... more...

  • Rethinking Chivalry and Courtly Loveby Jennifer Wollock

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 60.00

    This book offers an overview of the origins, growth, and influence of chivalry and courtly love, casting new light on the importance of these medieval ideals for understanding world history and culture to the present day. more...

  • Quincea˝eraby Ilan Stavans

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 61.00

    This volume compiled by Ilan Stavans examines the importance of ritual and celebration and the quincea˝era celebration's growing social importance to in the Latino community, particularly in the United States. The essays explore the quincea˝era and the coming-of-age ritual from various angles. Prior to 2007, the quincea˝era received no formal... more...