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  • Shari'a Law and Modern Muslim Ethicsby Robert W. Hefner

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Many Muslim societies are in the throes of tumultuous political transitions, and common to all has been heightened debate over the place of shari`a law in modern politics and ethical life. Bringing together leading scholars of Islamic politics, ethics, and law, this book examines the varied meanings and uses of Islamic law, so as to assess the prospects... more...

  • Letters to a Young Muslimby Omar Saif Ghobash

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 20.37

    In a series of personal letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly readable manifesto that tackles our current global crisis with the training of an experienced diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father. Today's young Muslims will be tomorrow's leaders, and yet too many are vulnerable to extremist propaganda that seems... more...

  • Mexico - Culture Smart!by Russell Maddicks

    Kuperard 2017; US$ 11.99

    Culture Smart! Mexico takes you to the heart of Mexican society. It describes how people socialize and meet members of the opposite sex, the dynamics of daily life, the central importance of family, and the annual cycle of Catholic feasts and fiestas. For business travelers there are key sections on the economy and vital insights into the general business... more...

  • Uzbekistan - Culture Smart!by Alex Ulko

    Kuperard 2017; US$ 11.99

    Culture Smart! Uzbekistan will take you beyond the standard descriptions of minarets, kebabs with vodka, embroidered skullcaps, and Soviet-style bureaucracy. It will make you aware of the value systems, attitudes, and behaviors of the different cultural groups in the country, and offer an insider's view of Uzbekistan's fascinating history, national... more...

  • Playa Fireby Stewart Harvey

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 29.99

    Foreword by Burning Man founder Larry Harvey A stunning visual and narrative homage—featuring more than 100 black & white and color photographs, many never before seen—that captures the wonder and metaphysical power of Burning Man past present, and future, and the magic that draws us to it, by the ultimate Burning Man insider. Growing up in 1950s... more...

  • Inuit Kinship and Naming Customsby Pelagie Owlijoot; Louise Flaherty

    Inhabit Media 2016; US$ 9.99

    Traditionally, Inuit do not call each other by their given names. Instead, they refer to each other using a system of kinship and family terms, known as tuq&urausiit (turk-thlo-raw-seet). Calling each other by kinship terms is a way to show respect and foster closeness within families. However, as more and more Inuit refer to each other by their... more...

  • Popobawaby Katrina Daly Thompson

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Since the 1960s, people on the islands off the coast of Tanzania have talked about being attacked by a mysterious creature called Popobawa, a shapeshifter often described as having an enormous penis. Popobawa’s recurring attacks have become a popular subject for stories, conversation, gossip, and humor that has spread far beyond East Africa. Katrina... more...

  • Eat the Yearby Steff Deschenes

    Running Press 2014; US$ 20.00

    Everyone loves food. But did you know that every day is a national food or drink holiday? It's true! There's National Bloody Mary Day, National Cheese Lover's Day, and even National Blueberry Pancake Dayjust to name a few. Based on the popular blog Almanac of Eats, Eat the Year is a tribute to food-lovers everywhere that introduces a national... more...

  • Celebrating the Third Placeby Ray Oldenburg

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    Nationwide, more and more entrepreneurs are committing themselves to creating and running "third places," also known as "great good places." In his landmark work, The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg identified, portrayed, and promoted those third places. Now, more than ten years after the original publication of that book, the time has come to celebrate... more...

  • Planet of the Grapes: A Geography of Wineby Robert Sechrist

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 48.00

    Wine was one the key founding foods of Western culture (bread and oil being the other two). It has played a key role in human history for thousands of years, having been used for enjoyment, rituals, and religious purposes; today, the production and consumption of wine is a billion-dollar industry that plays an important role in the global economy.... more...