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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
Soccer, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has always remained a marker of identities of various sorts. Behind the façade of its obvious entertainment aspect, it has proved to be a perpetuating reflector of nationalism, ethnicity, community or communal identity, and cultural specificity. Naturally therefore, the game is a complex... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Designed to provoke controversy, the papers in this volume concentrate on two main themes: the study of myth and totemism. Starting with an English translation of La Geste d'Asdiwal, which is widely considered to be the most brilliant of all of Lévi-Strauss's shorter expositions of his technique of myth analysis, the volume also contains criticism... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 37.84
Erschöpfte Menschen, eine erschöpfte Gesellschaft und ein erschöpfter Planet führen zur Frage, ob wir noch zu retten sind oder das Ende unserer Wohlstandsgesellschaft absehbar ist. In bunten Essays und Erfahrungsberichten über die Menschen schildert und erklärt der Autor unser derzeitiges Verhalten. In modernen Gesellschaften mit Veränderungen der... more...
- Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 34.95
Indigenous museums and cultural centres have sprung up across the developing world, and particularly in the Southwest Pacific. They derive from a number of motives, ranging from the commercial to the cultural political (and many combine both). A close study of this phenomenon is not only valuable for museological practice but, as has been argued,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99
To live forever is one of man's oldest aspirations--and it might be become a reality. With advances in medicine and new gene research, human life span could extend into hundreds of years. But is this life extension a good thing? "Cheating Death" examines every side of the dilemma of aging and longevity--from improvements in diet and medicine to the... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 11.65
In the Spring of 1994, Rwanda was the scene of the first acts since the Second World War to be legally defined as genocide. Two years later, Clea Koff, a twenty-three-year-old forensic anthropologist, was one of sixteen scientists chosen by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal to go to Rwanda to unearth physical evidence of war crimes... more...
- Publish Green 2013; US$ 3.95
This true narrative is an account of twenty-eight occasions during my life where I faced death. Each chapter chronicles a series of events in which I encountered near death situations, or was involved in something that could have easily led to my demise. After surviving each of these twenty-eight incidents, I felt as if I had been given another chance... more...
- Reaktion Books 2011; US$ 35.00
Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama have both signed bills into law with their left hands. And being left-handed certainly did not hold back the artistic achievements of Michelangelo or Raphael. And the dexterous guitar playing of Jimmi Hendrix may only have been aided by his southpaw tendencies. Left-handedness, in fact, would appear to be no big... more...