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  • Religious Architectureby Oskar Verkaaik

    Amsterdam University Press 2013; US$ 37.50

    Borrowing from a range of theories on spacemaking and material religion, and with contributions from anthropologists working in the United Kingdom, Mali, Brazil, Spain, and Italy, this fascinating and comprehensive study develops an anthropological perspective on modern religious architecture including mosques, churches, and synagogues. Religious... more...

  • Cora Du Boisby Susan C. Seymour

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 39.50

    Although Cora Du Bois began her life in the early twentieth century as a lonely and awkward girl, her intellect and curiosity propelled her into a remarkable life as an anthropologist and diplomat in the vanguard of social and academic change. Du Bois studied with Franz Boas, a founder of American anthropology, and with some of his most eminent... more...

  • MEGALITHsite CAUby Walter Dörfler; Wiebke Kirleis; Johannes Müller

    Wachholtz Verlag 2015; US$ 4.80

    5500 Jahre alte Megalithgräber prägen die Landschaft in Norddeutschland und Südskandinavien. Seit Bestehen der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) ist die Erforschung dieser Landmarken Bestandteil des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens der Universität. Der Nachbau des Megalithgrabes Wangels LA 69 auf dem Gelände der Christian-Albrechts-Universität... more...

  • The Worm at the Coreby Sheldon Solomon; Jeff Greenberg; Tom Pyszczynski

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    A transformative, fascinating theory?based on robust and groundbreaking experimental research?reveals how our unconscious fear of death powers almost everything we do, shining a light on the hidden motives that drive human behavior   More than one hundred years ago, the American philosopher William James dubbed the knowledge that we must die... more...

  • In the Eventby Lotte Meinert; Bruce Kapferer

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    Events are "generative moments" in at least three senses: events are created by and condense larger-scale social structures; as moments, they spark and give rise to new social processes; in themselves, events may also serve to analyze social situations and relationships. Based on ethnographic studies from around the world-varying from rituals and... more...

  • Asian American Food Cultureby Alice McLean

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 49.95

    Since the late 18th century, Asian immigrants to the United States have brought their influences to bear on American culture, yielding a rich, varied, and nuanced culinary landscape. The past 50 years have seen these contributions significantly amplified, with the rise of globalization considerably blurring the boundaries between East and West, giving... more...

  • Strange and Secret Peoplesby Carole G. Silver

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 50.00

    Teeming with creatures - both real and imagined - this study in cultural history illuminates the hidden web of connections between the Victorian fascination with fairies and their lore and the dominant preoccupations of Victorian culture at large. more...

  • Hacker Cultureby Douglas Thomas

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    Douglas Thomas provides an in-depth history of this important and fascinating subculture, contrasting mainstream images of hackers with a detailed firsthand account of the computer underground. more...

  • The Book of Teaby Kakuzo Okakura

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 7.99

    The Book of Tea discusses the impact of "Teaism" on all aspects of Japanese culture and life. Kakuzo elaborates on the relationship between tea ceremony and Zen and Taoism. He also talks about the tea masters and their contribution to the tea ceremony. Kakuzo spoke English from an early age, and so was able to make his writings accessible... more...

  • Talking Drums: Reading and Writing with African American Stories, Spirituals, and Multimedia Resourcesby Wanda Finnen

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 32.00

    Through stories, spirituals, and recommended resource books, Finnen exposes students to the rich history and heritage of Africa and African Americans. Each chapter provides the teacher or librarian with beautifully told folktales that provide the basis for further exploration of the chapter's focus. This rich resource is ideal for language arts and... more...