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- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
In this Very Short Introduction , Barry Stephenson approaches ritual from theoretical and historical perspectives, detailing the efforts to understand the nature and function of ritual, and developing a narrative of ritual's place in social and cultural life. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99
In The Japanese Mind , Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what really makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), amakudari (the nation's... more...
- NYU Press 2015; US$ 27.00
With American cinema facing intense technological and financial challenges both at home and abroad, and with Indian media looking to globalize, there have been numerous high-profile institutional connections between Hollywood and Bombay cinema in the past few years. Many accounts have proclaimed India?s transformation in a relatively short period... more...
- OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 42.99 US$ 36.97
This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from its art, architecture, and literature, to its advancements in the fields of science, trade and travel. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09
* * * Winner of the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books * * * Stuff Matters by Mark Miodnownik is a unique and inspiring exploration of human creativity. 'Enthralling. A mission to re-acquaint us with the wonders of the fabric that sustains our lives' Guardian Everything is made of something... From the everyday objects... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03
"The American Dream" is one of the most familiar and resonant phrases in our national lexicon, so familiar that we seldom pause to ask its origin, its history, or what it actually means. In this fascinating short history, Jim Cullen explores the meaning of the American Dream, or rather the several American Dreams that have both reflected and shaped... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
The central position that the fireplace has in holding a family together is explained in an enchanting manner. Warner claims that modern advancements have led to the deterioration of family values, chivalry and courtesy. The work captivates the fancy and presents the charms of the days gone by. more...
- Marion Boyars 1978; US$ 13.99
In this political essay, Ivan Illich calls for the right to useful unemployment: a positive, constructive, and even optimistic concept dealing with that activity by which people are useful to themselves and others outside the production of commodities for the market. more...