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  • Performing Indigeneityby Laura R. Graham; H. Glenn Penny

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 35.00

    This engaging collection of essays discusses the complexities of ?being? indigenous in public spaces. Laura R. Graham and H. Glenn Penny bring together a set of highly recognized junior and senior scholars, including indigenous scholars, from a variety of fields to provoke critical thinking about the many ways in which individuals and social groups... more...

  • Foodies, Second Editionby Josee Johnston; Shyon Baumann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ?hole in the wall? ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The second story describes how food operates as a source... more...

  • Genuss als Politikumby Monika Sigmund

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    In East and West Germany, coffee took on great symbolic value as an indicator of prosperity, both for the individual and society. In her comparative and richly illustrated presentation, Monika Sigmund reveals the status and emotional valence that were associated with drinking a cup of coffee. In both Germanys, coffee consumption was far... more...

  • Special Focus ? Symbols of Diasporaby Rüdiger Ahrens; Klaus Stierstorfer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Symbolic representation is a crucial subject for and a potent heuristic instrument of diaspora studies. This special focus inquires into the forms and functions of symbols of diaspora both in aesthetic practice and in critical discourse, analyzing and theorizing symbolic practices from Shakespeare to Bollywood as well as in critical writings... more...

  • Mythology for Storytellers: Themes and Tales from Around the Worldby Howard J Sherman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 158.00

    Illustrated in full color throughout, this delightful collection puts the riches of world mythology at the fingertips of students and storytellers alike. It is a treaury of favorite and little-known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information on their... more...

  • World Folklore for Storytellers: Tales of Wonder, Wisdom, Fools, and Heroesby Howard J Sherman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 158.00

    Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society... more...

  • Handbuch der Anthropologieby Wolfgang Pleger

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 69.36

    Wolfgang Pleger bietet in diesem Handbuch eine kompakte, historisch-systematische Darstellung der wichtigsten anthropologischen Konzepte der europäischen Geschichte und thematisiert die problematische Situation des Menschen in der Welt. Wie etwa in der antiken und biblischen Mythologie, wo der Mensch als sterbliches Geschöpf Gottes gilt oder der materialistischen... more...

  • Conceptualizing Cultural Hybridizationby Philipp Wolfgang Stockhammer

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    Within the context of globalization, cultural transformations are increasingly analyzed as hybridization processes. Hybridity itself, however, is often treated as a specifically post-colonial phenomenon. The contributors in this volume assume the historicity of transcultural flows and entanglements; they consider the resulting transformative powers... more...

  • Bücherdämmerungby Detlef Bluhm; Detlef Bluhm; Dietmar Dath; Jan Hegemann; Thomas Macho; Volker Oppmann; Elisabeth Ruge; Stephan Selle; Klaus Sielker; Katja Splichal

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 17.06

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  • "Nach dem ein ehrsame gemeind wohlbedächtlich darüber deliberiert"by Sandro Frefel

    Traugott Bautz 2007; US$ 28.01

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