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  • 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...

  • At the Table: Food and Family around the Worldby Ken Albala

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    Almost universally, "dinner" is a key meal in most countries around the world, whether it be a simple dish of rice and beans, a slice of pizza on the go, or a multi-course formal meal. What do the specifics of how a meal is eaten?by hand instead of with utensils, for example?say about a specific culture? This fascinating one-volume reference guide... more...

  • Transformable Raceby Katy L. Chiles

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 67.99

    Focusing on writers such as Phillis Wheatley, Benjamin Franklin, Samson Occum, Charles Brockden Brown, and others, Transformable Race t ells the story of how early Americans imagined, contributed to, and challenged the ways that one's racial identity could be formed in the time of the nation's founding. more...

  • Food in the Gilded Ageby Robert Dirks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    The Gilded Age is renowned for the excesses of the robber barons and tycoons. The lavishness of their tables impressed contemporaries and historians alike. But what about the eating habits of ordinary Americans at the time? Robert Dirks answers that question by peering through the lens of what then was a newly emerging science of nutrition. more...

  • Curatorial Conversationsby Olivia Cadaval; Sojin Kim; Diana Baird N'Diaye

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 70.00

    Curators reflect on a half century of the nation?s public presentation of living cultural heritage more...

  • Working-Class Images of Society (Routledge Revivals)by Martin Bulmer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1975. How do men come to perceive and evaluate a world in which marked inequalities of class and status exist? This book considers the nature of class images and their underlying work and community structures. Beginning with the argument that the perception of society varies according to type of work and community milieux, it first... more...

  • Histoire du luxe privé et public, depuis l'Antiquité jusqu'à nos joursby Henri Baudrillart

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le luxe moderne ne diffère guère moins de celui du Moyen Âge que le luxe de cette dernière époque ne diffère du luxe antique. Considérée sous le rapport des arts, le luxe du Moyen Âge est éminemment religieux. Les arts profanes s'en dégagent peu à peu, mais ils en revêtent longtemps les formes et en suivent les phases successives." À PROPOS... more...

  • Desiring Canadaby Patricia Cormack; James Cosgrave

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 28.95

    This lively, engaging book investigates the relationship between some of our more beloved popular expressions of national identity and the extent to which the interests of the state appeal to the pleasures of citizens, thus shaping our understanding of what it means to be Canadian. more...

  • Cultural Intelligenceby Brooks Peterson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 15.99

    Whether traveling abroad or working at home, businesspeople routinely face challenges when it comes to understanding the culture of others. When misunderstandings occur, relationships suffer. The good news is that cultivating cultural intelligence is a skill that can be learned, and Brooks Peterson tells you how. Packed with dozens of engaging stories,... more...

  • American Waysby Gary Althen; Janet Bennett

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 21.99

    Whether you're a businessperson beginning to work in the United States or a foreign student visiting for a semester, this new edition of American Ways will help you navigate America's diverse and changing culture. From the deep-seated attitudes that mark the American character to customs and everyday activities, American Ways explores the tapestry... more...