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  • Planet of the Grapes: A Geography of Wineby Robert Sechrist

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 48.00

    Wine was one the key founding foods of Western culture (bread and oil being the other two). It has played a key role in human history for thousands of years, having been used for enjoyment, rituals, and religious purposes; today, the production and consumption of wine is a billion-dollar industry that plays an important role in the global economy.... more...

  • The Art of Doing Business Across Culturesby Craig Storti

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 24.99

    In 50 short, simple conversations, speakers from two different cultures misinterpret each other, with serious consequences for the bottom line and ongoing business relations. The Art of Doing Business Across Cultures presents five brief (8-10 lines), unsuccessful conversational exchanges between Americans and their business colleagues in 10 different... more...

  • Secularization in the Long 1960sby Clive D. Field

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 89.99

    Using empirical research, this study provides a clear guide to the current state of the debate surrounding secularization in Britain during the long 1960s. more...

  • Coming Homeby Michael McCaughan

    Gill Books 2017; US$ 9.99

    Packed with anecdotes and exercises, this is the story of Michael McCaughan's journey through the Irish language ? the ups and downs, the breakthroughs and setbacks ? and a guide for others anxious to follow in his footsteps and strike out in search of the grá . more...

  • Salpuri-Chum, A Korean Dance for Expelling Evil Spiritsby Eun-Joo Lee; Yong-Shin Kim

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 26.99

    This book is a study of Salpuri-Chum, a traditional Korean dance for expelling evil spirits. The authors examine the origins and practice of the dance focusing on traditional music, movements, and clothing. more...

  • The Religious Lives of Older Laywomenby Abby Day

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 39.99

    A study of the generation of mainstream Christian laywomen born in the 1920s and 1930s ('Generation A'). more...

  • Popobawaby Katrina Daly Thompson

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Since the 1960s, people on the islands off the coast of Tanzania have talked about being attacked by a mysterious creature called Popobawa, a shapeshifter often described as having an enormous penis. Popobawa?s recurring attacks have become a popular subject for stories, conversation, gossip, and humor that has spread far beyond East Africa. Katrina... more...

  • The Resilience of Southern Identityby Christopher A. Cooper; H. Gibbs Knotts

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    The American South has experienced remarkable change over the past half century. Black voter registration has increased, the region's politics have shifted from one-party Democratic to the near-domination of the Republican Party, and in-migration has increased its population manyfold. At the same time, many outward signs of regional distinctiveness... more...

  • Redefining Japanesenessby Jane H. Yamashiro

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    Redefining Japaneseness in Japan chronicles how Japanese American migrants to Japan experience both racial inclusion and cultural dislocation while negotiating between the categories of Japanese and ?foreigner.? Drawing from extensive observations and interviews with Japanese Americans who are geographically, culturally, and linguistically diverse,... more...

  • Letters to a Young Muslimby Omar Saif Ghobash

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 19.21

    In a series of personal letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly readable manifesto that tackles our current global crisis with the training of an experienced diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father. Today's young Muslims will be tomorrow's leaders, and yet too many are vulnerable to extremist propaganda that seems... more...