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  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • The Invention of Traditionby Eric Hobsbawm; Terence Ranger

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    A fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the understanding of our history. more...

  • Running with the Kraysby Billy Webb

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 11.18

    Running with the Krays lifts the liid off London's underworld, from street gangs and race-course con games to protection rackets, beatings, maimings, intimidation and even murders. It reveals elements of police corruption and provides insights into the interdependence of both sides of the underworld scene - a compelling and gruesome account of how... more...

  • When Cultures Collide, Third Editionby Richard D. Lewis

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    The classic work that revolutionized the way business is conducted across cultures around the world. more...

  • Le Franc-Maçon au XXIe siècleby Pierre Klees

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    Essai sur l?engagement d?un franc-maçon d?aujourd?hui Ni insolite ni mystérieuse, la franc-maçonnerie ouvre une voie salutaire qui s?oppose à la pieuvre des fanatismes religieux. Le franc-maçon répond à une aspiration au progrès dans la recherche d?une spiritualité débarrassée de dogmes et en répondant par ses actions aux défis du XXIe siècle.... more...

  • Alle Jahre wieder? Weihnachtliche Konsumstrukturen im Wandelby Tanja Roos

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.70

    Das Weihnachtsfest gilt vielerorts als das bedeutendste Familienfest des Jahres. Spätestens seit dem Ende der 1960er Jahre hat es sich darüber hinaus auch zum bedeutendsten Konsumereignis entwickelt. Tanja Roos analysiert Haushaltsbücher und Taschenkalender eines Kölner Haushalts, in denen für die Jahre 1933 bis 1992 detailliert das Konsumverhalten... more...

  • Canada - Culture Smart!by Diane Lemieux

    Kuperard 2016; US$ 9.95

    Canada is the second-largest country in the world, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific and spanning six time zones. From coast to coast lie vast forests, breathtaking mountains, flat, open plains, and thousands of lakes and rivers. It is also the world?s second-most sparsely populated country. The Canadian psyche is deeply influenced... more...

  • Chu Hsi's "Family Rituals"by Chu Hsi; Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    Compiled by the great Neo-Confucian philosopher Chu Hsi (1130-1200), the Family Rituals is a manual for the private performance of the standard Chinese family rituals: initiations, weddings, funerals, and sacrifices to ancestral spirits. This translation makes the work, which is the most important text of its kind in the last thousand years of Chinese... more...

  • Folktales and Fairy Talesby Donald Haase; Anne Duggan

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 415.00

    Folktales and fairy tales have long played an important role in cultures around the world. They pass customs and lore from generation to generation, provide insights into the peoples who created them, and offer inspiration to creative artists working in media that now include television, film, manga, photography, and computer games. This second, expanded... more...

  • A Foxfire Christmasby Eliot Wigginton

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    New in paperback This captivating book of recollections celebrates the holiday traditions of Appalachian families as passed from one generation to the next. Based on Foxfire students' interviews with neighbors and family members, the memories shared here are from a simpler time, when gifts were fewer but perhaps more precious, and holiday tables... more...