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- The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99
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 a drinker's tomb made from a beer barrel). Here also are some... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 6.75
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99
Stories provide the connective tissue of the South. The intrepid Pamela Petro drives from the Carolinas to the Appalachians to the Atlantic seaboard, from Virginia's valleys to Louisiana's swamps to meet the mesmerizing guardians of its history: the storytellers, who often double as local, or national, treasures. A gifted listener, Petro records how... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 77.00
Fast 25 Jahre nach seinem Bestseller ?Unsere postmoderne Moderne? legt Wolfgang Welsch eine neuartige und tiefer gehende Infragestellung der Moderne vor. Als zentral für die Moderne sieht er das anthropische Prinzip an: In allem ist vom Menschen auszugehen, alles ist auf den Menschen zu beziehen; der Mensch ist das Maß der Welt, die Welt ist Menschenwelt... more...
- AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 35.99
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 32.99
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...
- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 31.99
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...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 11.35
Die Bestattungskultur hat sich unverkennbar pluralisiert. Der Friedhof verliert seine Monopolstellung. In ungewisser Zeit sind Menschen auf der Suche nach Sinn und Trost. Sie suchen nach neuen Orten der Bestattung und persönlichen Formen der Trauerfeier. Auch in kirchlichen Trauerfeiern soll das »Lieblingslied« der Verstorbenen erklingen. Der aktiven... more...