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  • Mexico - Culture Smart!by Russell Maddicks

    Kuperard 2017; US$ 11.99

    Culture Smart! Mexico takes you to the heart of Mexican society. It describes how people socialize and meet members of the opposite sex, the dynamics of daily life, the central importance of family, and the annual cycle of Catholic feasts and fiestas. For business travelers there are key sections on the economy and vital insights into the general business... more...

  • Uzbekistan - Culture Smart!by Alex Ulko

    Kuperard 2017; US$ 11.99

    Culture Smart! Uzbekistan will take you beyond the standard descriptions of minarets, kebabs with vodka, embroidered skullcaps, and Soviet-style bureaucracy. It will make you aware of the value systems, attitudes, and behaviors of the different cultural groups in the country, and offer an insider's view of Uzbekistan's fascinating history, national... more...

  • 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...

  • Uprising of the Foolsby Vikash Singh

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    The Kanwar is India's largest annual religious pilgrimage. Millions of participants gather sacred water from the Ganga and carry it across hundreds of miles to dispense as offerings in ?iva shrines. These devotees?called bhola , gullible or fools, and seen as miscreants by many Indians?are mostly young, destitute men, who have been left behind in... 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$ 24.99

    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...