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  • Papua New Guinea Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Papua New Guinea will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Papua New Guinea, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...

  • Paris-médailléby Charles Virmaître; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "L'idée d'association remonte au Moyen Âge. De là naquirent les corporations, les jurandes, les maîtrises, qui, sous différents titres, étaient des sociétés de secours et d'encouragement ; le compagnonnage, malheureusement disparu, a laissé des traces profondes dans les souvenirs des anciens. Il était naturel que les artistes d'alors imitassent... more...

  • Playing Deadby Montana Miller

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 25.95

    As the Grim Reaper pulls a student out of class to be a ?victim? of drunk driving in a program called ?Every 15 Minutes,? Montana Miller observes the ritual through a folklorist?s lens. Playing Dead examines why hundreds of American schools and communities each year organize these mock tragedies without any national sponsorship or coordination.... more...

  • The Politics of Agrarian Reform in Brazilby Wilder Robles; Henry Veltmeyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    The Politics of Agrarian Refor m in Brazi l examines the interrelationships among peasant mobilization, agrarian reform and co-operativism in contemporary Brazil. more...

  • Robyn Lawley Eatsby Robyn Lawley

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 19.26

    Robyn Lawley is a self-confessed foodie - in addition to being an international supermodel for the likes of H & M and Ralph Lauren. When she's not gracing the cover of Vogue or modelling swimwear or walking the runway, she is scouring menus around the globe and cooking up a storm for her best friends in her adopted home: New York City. Robyn Lawley... more...

  • Rudeness and Civilityby John F. Kasson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1991; US$ 26.99

    With keen insight and subtle humor, John F. Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America's colonial times through the nineteenth century. He describes the transformation of our notion of "gentility," once considered a birthright to some, and the development of etiquette as a middle-class response to the new urban and industrial... more...

  • Secrets du foyer domestiqueby Sophie Ulliac-Trémadeure; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Par une belle matinée du mois de mai, pendant que les cloches de Sainte-Marie sonnaient joyeusement à grande volée, plusieurs voitures aux chevaux parés de bouquets et de rubans blancs ainsi que les cochers et les laquais, roulaient avec rapidité vers l'un des faubourgs de la ville de***. Toutes vinrent l'une après l'autre s'arrêter devant... more...

  • Street Food around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Cultureby Bruce Kraig; Colleen Sen

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 100.00

    Street foods run deep throughout human history and show the movements of peoples and their foods across the globe. For example, mandoo, manti, momo, and b?ozi: all of these types of dumplings originated in Central Asia and spread across the Old World beginning in the 12th century. This encyclopedia surveys common street foods in about 100 countries... more...

  • Sudan Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Sudan will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Sudan, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...

  • They Do What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the Worldby Javier Galván

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    In Maharashtra, India, a tradition exists to throw newborn babies off the tops of buildings. At the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand, some people ritualistically pierce their cheeks and faces with swords and knives. How did these surprising customs come to be? From camel wrestling to cheese-rolling competitions to a tomato-throwing festival,... more...