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  • Public Drinking and Popular Culture in Eighteenth-Century Parisby Thomas Edward Brennan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.50

    Adding a new dimension to the history of mentalites and the study of popular culture, Thomas Brennan reinterprets the culture of the laboring classes in old-regime Paris through the rituals of public drinking in neighborhood taverns. He challenges the conventional depiction of lower-class debauchery and offers a reassessment of popular sociability.... more...

  • Dancing with the Godsby Marion Kilson

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 59.99

    This book explores cosmological concepts and ritual actions of the Ga people of southeastern Ghana through case studies of calendrical agricultural rites, social status transition rites, and redressive rites. Based on fieldwork in the 1960s, the essays present descriptive analyses of verbal and non-verbal ritual action. more...

  • Browser's Book of Texas Quotationsby Steven A. Jent

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2001; US$ 17.99

    This book brings together some 700 noteworthy quotations from or about Texas. Collectively they form a portrait of this unique place in the words of the people who have lived and created the Texas experience more...

  • Asian Face Readingby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Imagine how much you could learn if you knew how to evaluate a person's character, health, fortune, social status, sexual charisma, and life expectancy from a careful reading of his or her face. In China and Japan, face reading is a respectable analytical tool used to make business decisions, arrange marriages, and evaluate partnerships and friendships.... more...

  • Tinselby Hank Stuever

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    Stuever's narrative account of a Texas town's journey through the Christmas season humorously reveals American lives and values. more...

  • When My Name Was Keokoby Linda Sue Park

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 6.99

    Sun-hee and her older brother, Tae-yul, live in Korea with their parents. Because Korea is under Japanese occupation, the children study Japanese and speak it at school. Their own language, their flag, the folktales Uncle tells them?even their names?are all part of the Korean culture that is now forbidden. When World War II comes to Korea, Sun-hee... more...

  • Interpreting Japanby Brian J. McVeigh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy "how to" guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting their own research. Stressing the importance of an interdisciplinary approach, Brian McVeigh lays out practical and understandable research approaches in a systematic fashion to demonstrate how,... more...

  • Beads, Bodies, and Trashby David Redmon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 25.95

    Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories in the tax-free economic zone of rural Fuzhou, China. Beads, Bodies, and Trash will increase students? capacity to think critically... more...

  • The English Yearby Steve Roud

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    This enthralling book will take you, month-by-month, day-by-day, through all the festivities of English life. From national celebrations such as New Year?s Eve to regional customs such as the Padstow Hobby Horse procession, cheese rolling in Gloucestershire and Easter Monday bottle kicking in Leeds, it explains how they originated, what they mean... more...

  • Southern Ladies & Gentlemenby Florence King

    St. Martin's Press 1993; US$ 17.99

    Looking for guidance in understanding the ways and means of Southern culture? Look no further. Florence King's celebrated field guide to the land below the Mason-Dixon Line is now blissfully back in print, just in time for the Clinton era. The Failed Souther Lady's classic primer on Dixie manners captures such storied types as the Southern Woman... more...