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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95
This book unravels the many different experiences, meanings and realities of natural burial. Twenty years after the first natural burial ground opened there is an opportunity to reflect on how a concept for a very different approach to caring for our dead has become a reality: new providers, new landscapes and a hybrid of new and traditional rituals.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99
Brunch is the decadent meal of the week; a mix of the savory and salty, sweet and indulgent. Not exclusively an American phenomenon, brunch is also shared in South Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Europe. This volume examines and explores how brunch has evolved historically, developed cross-culturally, and claimed its place in popular culture.... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Today, more than ever, talking about food improves the eating of it. Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson argues that conversation can even trump consumption. Where many works look at the production, preparation, and consumption of food, Word of Mouth captures the language that explains culinary practices. Explanation is more than an elaboration here: how... more...
- Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 25.00
This is the first book to explore the relationship between tourism and spices. It examines the various layers of connection between spices and tourism in terms of destinations, attractions and cuisines. The book reveals how spice-producing destinations are employing spices in destination branding and encouraging spice farms to move towards tourism,... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 112.50
Images of diamonds appear everywhere in American culture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Our stories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tiny stones, but also suggest how we create value, meaning, and identity through our interactions with material culture in general. Things become meaningful through our... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 111.58
Die Frage nach der ethischen Ausformung der Person und der Gestaltung des Gemeinwesens ist für den Konfuzianismus im Japan der Frühen Neuzeit von zentraler Bedeutung. Zu ihrer Beantwortung diente vielen Gelehrten der Zeit das Konzept der ?Riten? als Mittlerinstanz zwischen ethisch anspruchsvoller Lebensbewältigung und konventioneller Sittlichkeit.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00
Cultural heritage and contemporary arts benefit from being showcased in events. Arts-related events are each unique in reflecting local culture; they may be therefore spontaneous (street art and so on) or planned (i.e. studio tours or arts festivals). The Arts and Events explores the nature and complexity of managing arts events and fills a significant... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00
For millennia, the rituals of death and remembrance have been fixed by time and location, but in the twenty-first century, grieving has become a virtual phenomenon. Today, the dead live on through social media profiles, memorial websites, and saved voicemails that can be accessed at any time. This dramatic cultural shift has made the physical presence... more...