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  • How to Eat a Small Countryby Amy Finley

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 14.00

    " How to Eat a Small Country shares a few key traits with Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love in particular an infectiously likeable narrator and mouthwatering descriptions of European food. But Finley’s memoir is less precious, more honest, and ultimately more rewarding." -- Boston Globe A professionally trained cook turned stay-at-home mom, Amy... more...

  • Rethinking Chivalry and Courtly Loveby Jennifer Wollock

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 60.00

    Rethinking Chivalry and Courtly Love shows that these two interlinked medieval era concepts are best understood in light of each other. It is the first book to explore the multicultural origins of chivalry and courtly love in tandem, tracing their sources back to the ancient world, then follow their development—separately and together—through medieval... more...

  • Quinceaneraby Ilan Stavans

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 61.00

    This volume compiled by Ilan Stavans examines the importance of ritual and celebration and the quinceañera celebration's growing social importance to in the Latino community, particularly in the United States. The essays explore the quinceañera and the coming-of-age ritual from various angles. Prior to 2007, the quinceañera received no formal... more...

  • Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphereby Gerard Delanty; Liana Giorgi; Monica Sassatelli

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere provides the first major social scientific study of these festivals in the wake of their explosion in popularity over the past decade. It explores the cultural significance of contemporary arts festivals from their location within the cultural public sphere, examining them as sites for contestation and democratic... more...

  • Teaby Helen Saberi

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 15.95

    In Tea food historian Helen Saberi explores this rich and fascinating history. Saberi looks at the economic and social uses of tea, such as its use as a currency during the Tang dynasty; its role in American independence at the Boston Tea Party; afternoon tea drunk by the British in India; and the 1913 creation of a tea dance or The Dansant that combined... more...

  • Palermo Sicily & Its Surroundingsby Joanne Lane

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    This is a guide to all aspects of Palermo and its surroundings: where to stay and eat, what to see and do, how to get around. The island of Sicily is like another world compared to the rest of Italy - only three km away over the Messina Straits. And in fact the people proclaim themselves Sicilians first, with distinct differences in language, culture,... more...

  • San Juan Puerto Rico & Its Environsby Kurt Pitzer

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    San Juan is the oldest city in US territory, and the second-oldest in the Americas, and stakes its claim as the cultural and economic hub of the Caribbean. With high-end designer and jewelry shops, more than 30 limousine services in the phone book and more banks than you would want to count, it displays all the trappings of the wealthiest large city... more...

  • Imagewirkungen von Eventmarketingby Jan Drengner

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 42.68

    Jan Drengner entwickelt ein Modell, das von der aktiven Einbindung der Eventteilnehmer in das Marketing-Event ausgeht und den Einfluss erlebnisorientierter Veranstaltungen auf das Image des Eventveranstalters untersucht. Hierbei wurden sowohl die direkten Reaktionen der Teilnehmer auf das Ereignis als auch die vom Veranstalter angestrebten Auswirkungen... more...

  • Eventisierungby Ronald Hitzler

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 29.77

    Zu konstatieren ist ein Trend zur Eventisierung des Lebens in der Gegenwartsgesellschaft schlechthin. Der Begriff „Eventisierung“ bezeichnet zum einen die Verspaßung von immer mehr Bereichen unseres sozialen Lebens mit einer bestimmten Art kultureller Erlebnisangebote, zum anderen das Machen konkreter Events – sowohl durch Anreicherung kultureller... more...

  • Essalltag in Familienby Ingrid-Ute Leonhäuser; Uta Meier-Gräwe; Anke Möser; Uta Zander; Jacqueline Köhler

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 29.77

    Wie der Essalltag in Paarhaushalten mit berufstätigen Müttern gestaltet und koordiniert wird, ist bisher in Deutschland kaum untersucht worden. In diesem Band werden erstmals berufsgruppen- und milieuspezifische Befunde einer systematischen Analyse der Zeitbudgets, Mahlzeitenmuster und Strategien zur Organisation der familialen Ernährungsversorgung... more...