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  • Curious Tales from West Yorkshireby Howard Peach

    The History Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    div style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt">This is a charming compendium of historical oddities, curious customs and strange events from across West Yorkshire.   Laid out in an easy to use A-Z format it explores a vast range of subjects, from folklore and legends to Yorkshire's strangest buildings, artefacts and memorials (including... more...

  • Peaceful Peoplesby Bruce D. Bonta

    Scarecrow Press 1993; US$ 67.00

    Peaceful peoples are societies that have developed harmonious social structures which allow people to get along with each other, and with outsiders, without violence. This bibliography includes annotated references to books, articles, and other English-language publications. more...

  • Sookin' Berriesby Jess Smith

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 5.99

    Introducing "Sookin' Berries", her collection of stories for younger readers, Jess Smith writes: 'I have been a gatherer of tales for most of my life, and I suppose it all began when I was a wee girl. I shared a home with parents, seven sisters and a shaggy dog. It could be said that I lived a different sort of life from most other children, because... more...

  • The Evolution of Timeby Argyris Nicolaidis; Wolfgang Achtner

    Bentham Science Publishers 2013; US$ 59.00

    Time - a fundamental component of human thought and experience - is quite enigmatic and elusive when it comes to defining it. In this e-book, scholars from the fields of physics, mathematics, biology, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and theology draw from their own field of knowledge and expertise and present their understanding of the time phenomenon. more...

  • The Return Movement of Jews to Austria after the Second World Warby F. Wilder-Okladek

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 86.21

    The saga of Jewish flight, suffering and death has been investi­ gated from different points of view, and various aspects of this sad chapter of Jewish history have been carefully studied. There is, however, one aspect which has had little attention from Jewish sociologists; perhaps because it is an anticlimax to heroism and monumental suffering; even... more...

  • Mullet Madness!by Alan Henderson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 12.95

    America’s favorite hairstyle is back in a big way! Ever since its meteoric rise to superstar status in the 1980s, the mullet has persisted for generations as a cultural touchstone in the hearts and minds of the public. Love it or hate it, there’s no ignoring this one-of-a-kind ’do and its profound sociological significance. Mullet Madness! examines... more...

  • Folk Nationby Simon J. Bronner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 34.00

    This lively reader traces the search for American tradition and national identity through folklore and folklife from the 19th century to the present. Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how American thinkers and leaders have used folklore-ranging from Paul Bunyan and Davey Crockett to quilts, cowboys, and immigrants-to express the... more...

  • Visual Anthropologyby Fadwa El Guindi

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 30.95

    El Guindi provides a comprehensive guide to visual anthropology and the use of film in ethnographic research. She shows how visual media is now an accepted part of anthropological methodology, a vital tool that produces knowledge about the range of cultures and about culture itself. It is an excellent guide for ethnographic research, and for film and... more...

  • Man's Most Dangerous Mythby Ashley Montagu

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 37.00

    Man's Most Dangerous Myth was first published in 1942, when Nazism flourished, when African Americans sat at the back of the bus, and when race was considered the determinant of people's character and intelligence. It presented a revolutionary theory for its time; breaking the link between genetics and culture, it argued that race is largely a social... more...

  • Totems and Teachersby Sydel Silverman

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 41.00

    This classic volume, edited by Sydel Silverman, presents the insiders' reflection of distinguished contemporary anthropologists on nine prominent figures who helped shape the discipline. This is one of few books that traces the theoretical development of anthropology through the lives of the well-known figures who have influenced its historical trajectory. more...