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  • Lunchby Megan Elias

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 41.99

    This six-continent survey of the history, customs, and representations of the midday meal explains who eats what for lunch; where and when they eat it; and what it means in the larger cultural context. The first international history of lunch, this book provides anecdotes and analysis that present lunch as a meaningful daily event.... more...

  • Mahlzeitenby Gesa Schönberger; Barbara Methfessel

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 39.99

    Zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts glaubte man, die Mahlzeiten der Zukunft würden nur noch aus einigen Pillen bestehen ? Essen ohne Bindung an Ort und Zeit! Ganz so extrem ist es heute zwar nicht, doch ein schleichender Wandel im Umgang mit Mahlzeiten ist durchaus zu beobachten: Klassische Mahlzeiten werden immer öfters durch Snacks ersetzt. Außer-Haus-Verpflegung... 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...

  • 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...

  • Memory, Mourning, Landscape.by 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...

  • 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...

  • Palermo Sicily & Its Surroundingsby Joanne Lane

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    This is a guide to all aspects of Palermo and its surroundings: where to stay and eat, what to see and do, how to get around. The island of Sicily is like another world compared to the rest of Italy - only three km away over the Messina Straits. And in fact the people proclaim themselves Sicilians first, with distinct differences in language, culture,... more...

  • Passages Handfastingby Rev.Dr. Kendra Vaughan Hovey

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 10.95

    The day you exchange vows with the person you love is one of the most important days of your life. What better way to celebrate your commitment to one another than with handfasting-the blessed marriage rite in which the hands of you and your beloved are wrapped in ribbon as you "tie the knot." This symbolic binding together of your two loving souls... more...

  • The Picnicby Walter Levy

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 41.99

    This first culinary history of picnics reveals rustic outdoor dining in its more familiar and unusual forms, the history of the word itself, the cultural context of picnics and who arranged them, and, most important, the gastronomic appeal. Drawing on various media and literature, painting, music, and even sculpture, Walter Levy provides an engaging... more...

  • Political Graffiti on the West Bank Wall in Israel / Palestineby Steven T. Olberg

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 189.95

    Based on field research conducted by the author in 2008, the book consists of a careful examination of graffiti written on both the Palestinian and Israeli sides of the Israel-built “separation wall”; and interviews with people about the graffiti. This shows how different sides of the conflict view the conflict itself and details the various... more...