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Customs & Traditions

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

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    This single-volume work covers many traditions, customs, and activities Westerners may find unusual or shocking, covering everything from the Ashanti people's funeral celebrations to wife-carrying competitions in Finland. more...

  • India Callingby

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 15.99

    Reversing his parents' immigrant path, a young American-born writer returns to India and discovers an old country making itself new Anand Giridharadas sensed something was afoot as his plane from America prepared to land in Bombay. An elderly passenger looked at him and said, "We're all trying to go that way," pointing to the rear. "You, you're... more...

  • Culture and Customs of Somaliaby MOHAMED DIRIYE ABDULLAHI

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 81.00

    Somalia, the Horn of Africa nation, is finally recovering from recent wars and famine. Written by a native Somali, Culture and Customs of Somalia gives students and interested readers an in-depth look at the land and people, past and present. It is the only accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date general reference on this country. Somalia was once... more...

  • Culture and Customs of Turkeyby Rafis Abazov

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 70.00

    A comprehensive study on the world's most exotic, culturally diverse nations: Turkey. more...

  • Egyptian Customs And Festivalsby Samia Abdennour

    The American University in Cairo Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    How do Egyptian Muslims celebrate Ramadan? How do Copts Egyptian Christians celebrate Easter? What should you expect to find on the table when invited to eat in an Egyptian home? What do you say when an Egyptian colleague sneezes? Exactly what do Egyptians do with a mortar and pestle, a sieve, and a bag of nuts seven days after the birth of a baby?... more...

  • Egyptian Customs and Festivalsby Samia Abdennour

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 6.99

    How do Egyptian Muslims celebrate Ramadan? How do Copts?Egyptian Christians?celebrate Easter? What should you expect to find on the table when invited to eat in an Egyptian home? What do you say when an Egyptian colleague sneezes? Exactly what do Egyptians do with a mortar and pestle, a sieve, and a bag of nuts seven days after the birth of a baby? Samia... more...

  • Malaysian Customs and Etiquetteby Dato' Paduka Noor Aini Abdullah

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.80

    This is a new edition of a highly popular guide to correct diplomatic and social usage to help readers navigate the complex system of titles and ranks in Malaysia, as well as be aware of its cultural traditions and differences. more...

  • A Perfect Messby Eric Abrahamson; David H. Freedman

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 9.99

    Ever since Einstein's study of Brownian Motion, scientists have understood that a little disorder can actually make systems more effective. But most people still shun disorder-or suffer guilt over the mess they can't avoid. No longer!With a spectacular array of true stories and case studies of the hidden benefits of mess,A Perfect Mess overturns the... more...

  • Masking and Powerby Gerard Aching

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 55.50

    Focusing on masking as a socially significant practice in Caribbean cultures, Gerard Aching?s analysis articulates masking, mimicry, and misrecognition as a means of describing and interrogating strategies of visibility and invisibility in Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, and beyond. more...

  • Tradition Todayby R Adam; M. Hardy

    WIT Press 2008; US$ 68.00

    In January 2002, after a two year gestation period, the International Network for Traditional Buildings, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) was launched. To celebrate the launch, a conference was held to debate the place of tradition in modern society. While INTBAU was specifically concerned with building and urbanism, if tradition was indeed relevant... more...