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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Five Gentlemen of Japanby Frank Gibney

    Tuttle Publishing 1973; US$ 10.95

    A newspaperman, an ex?Navy vice-admiral, a steel worker, a farmer, and the 124th Emperor of Japan himself?these are the fascinating heroes of Gibney's brilliant book about modern Japan. Strongly individual, every one of them, the five yet share the common inheritance of Japan's precocious but unstable past. Through their lives and attitudes, Gibney... more...

  • Our Stories Are Our Survivalby Lawrence Bamblett

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Using sport as a lens, this book celebrates Wiradjuri culture and the joys of life within an Aboriginal Australian community. As it examines the physical activities and sports that are valued by native Australians?including games, bare-knuckle fighting, and storytelling that incorporates a significant physical performance component?this account offers... more...

  • White Weddingsby Chrys Ingraham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    This is a groundbreaking study of our culture's obsession with weddings. By examining popular films, commercials, magazines, advertising, television sitcoms and even children's toys, this book shows the pervasive influence of weddings in our culture and the important role they play in maintaining the romance of heterosexuality, the myth of white supremacy... more...

  • Insatiableby Jason Fagone

    Random House 2011; US$ 11.46

    Bill 'EL Wingador' Simmons, Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas, David 'Coondog' O'Karma, Bill 'EL Wingador' Simmons, Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas, David 'Coondog' O'Karma, Eric 'Badlands' Booker, Timothy 'Eater X' Janus - just a few of the stars of one of America's fastest growing sports: competitive eating. In a country in which a third of the population... more...

  • Food Consumption in Global Perspectiveby Jakob A. Klein; Anne Murcott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    With studies of China, India, West Africa, South America and Europe, this book provides a global perspective on food consumption in the modern world. Combing ethnographic, historical and comparative analyses, the volume celebrates the contributions of Jack Goody to the anthropology of food. more...

  • In the Country of Countryby Nicholas Dawidoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    From the author of the bestselling The Catcher Was a Spy comes an exhilarating exploration of the performers, places, and experiences which form country music--a genre which is uniquely and authentically American. 40 photos. From the Hardcover edition. more...