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  • Focus On Festivalsby Chris Newbold; Christopher Maughan; Jennie Jordan; Franco Bianchini

    Goodfellow Publishers Ltd 2015; US$ 56.00

    A powerful and unique case-study focused, theoretically rigorous and pan-European approach of our most ubiquitous cultural phenomena - festivals. Edited by a hugely expert and experienced team of editors and authors drawn from across Europe and is based on the groundbreaking work of the European Festival Research Project (EFRP). more...

  • Masqueradeby Deborah Bell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In its conventional meaning, masquerade refers to a festive gathering of people wearing masks and elegant costumes. But traditional forms of masquerade have evolved over the past century to include the representation of alternate identities in the media and venues of popular culture, including television, film, the internet, theater, museums, sports... more...

  • Indigenous Studies and Engaged Anthropologyby Paul Sillitoe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Advancing the rising field of engaged or participatory anthropology that is emerging at the same time as increased opposition from Indigenous peoples to research, this book offers critical reflections on research approaches to-date. The engaged approach seeks to change the researcher-researched relationship fundamentally, to make methods more appropriate... more...

  • Driving after Classby Rachel Heiman

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    A paradoxical situation emerged at the turn of the twenty-first century: the dramatic upscaling of the suburban American dream even as the possibilities for achieving and maintaining it diminished. Having fled to the suburbs in search of affordable homes, open space, and better schools, city-raised parents found their modest homes eclipsed by McMansions,... more...

  • The Book of Yokaiby Michael Dylan Foster

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga,... more...

  • Ötzi 2.0by Angelika Fleckinger

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 12.10

    20 Jahre »Ötzi« Eine Mumie aus dem Eis sorgt seit ihrer Entdeckung vor 20 Jahren immer wieder für Schlagzeilen: »Ötzi«, wie Wissenschaftler, Medien und Museumsbesucher den sensationell gut erhaltenen Zeugen unserer Vergangenheit liebevoll nennen. Tisenjoch, an einem Frühsommertag in der Kupferzeit: Trotz einer schweren Verwundung an der Hand ist... more...

  • Römer selbst erleben!by Juliane Schwartz; Ermelinde Wudy

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 13.20

    Von einfachen Gewändern bis hin zum kompletten Hausstand ? dieser Band zeigt, wie man eine längst vergangene Zeit wieder zum Leben erwecken kann. Ausgehend von archäologischen Funden erfährt der Leser, wie unsere Vorfahren Utensilien angefertigt und genutzt haben. Die vollständigen Beschreibungen zum Nacharbeiten der Originale, die Spielanleitungen... more...

  • Why Sex Mattersby Bobbi S. Low

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Why are men, like other primate males, usually the aggressors and risk takers? Why do women typically have fewer sexual partners? In Why Sex Matters , Bobbi Low ranges from ancient Rome to modern America, from the Amazon to the Arctic, and from single-celled organisms to international politics, to show that these and many other questions about human... more...

  • Return to Senderby Karsten Paerregaard

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Return to Sender is an anthropological account of how Peruvian emigrants raise and remit money and what that activity means for themselves and for their home communities. The book draws on first-hand ethnographic data from North and South America, Europe, and Japan to describe how Peruvians remit to relatives at home, collectively raise money to... 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...