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  • To See Them Runby Eric A. Eliason; Scott Squire; Stephen Bodio

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 40.00

    An unforgettable and up-close portrait of the men and dogs who hunt coyotes more...

  • The Unknown Unknownby Mark Forsyth

    Icon Books Ltd 2014; US$ 1.99

    A brilliantly funny and clever exploration of why it's only in a bookshop that you'll find something you never knew you wanted to read, from the author of The Etymologicon, The Horologicon and The Elements of Eloquence more...

  • Lo que mi abuela me dijo / What My Grandmother Told Meby Maria Paz Eleizegui Weir; Mahala Urra

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    Arranged by subjects, the dichos provide wisdom on topics such as childhood, work, strife, and love. more...

  • Le Franc-Maçon au XXIe siècleby Pierre Klees

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    Essai sur l’engagement d’un franc-maçon d’aujourd’hui Ni insolite ni mystérieuse, la franc-maçonnerie ouvre une voie salutaire qui s’oppose à la pieuvre des fanatismes religieux. Le franc-maçon répond à une aspiration au progrès dans la recherche d’une spiritualité débarrassée de dogmes et en répondant par ses actions aux défis du XXIe siècle.... more...

  • At the Table: Food and Family around the Worldby Ken Albala

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    Almost universally, "dinner" is a key meal in most countries around the world, whether it be a simple dish of rice and beans, a slice of pizza on the go, or a multi-course formal meal. What do the specifics of how a meal is eaten—by hand instead of with utensils, for example—say about a specific culture? This fascinating one-volume reference guide... more...

  • Ritual, Media, and Conflictby Ronald L. Grimes; Ute Husken; Udo Simon; Eric Venbrux

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    An interdisciplinary team of twenty-four scholars locates, describes, and explores cases in which media-driven rituals or ritually saturated media instigate, disseminate, or escalate conflict. The book's central question is: "When ritual and media interact (either by the mediatizing of ritual or by the ritualizing of media), how do the patterns of... more...

  • Transformable Raceby Katy L. Chiles

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 67.99

    Focusing on writers such as Phillis Wheatley, Benjamin Franklin, Samson Occum, Charles Brockden Brown, and others, Transformable Race t ells the story of how early Americans imagined, contributed to, and challenged the ways that one's racial identity could be formed in the time of the nation's founding. more...

  • Food in the Gilded Ageby Robert Dirks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 36.00

    The Gilded Age is renowned for the excesses of the robber barons and tycoons. The lavishness of their tables impressed contemporaries and historians alike. But what about the eating habits of ordinary Americans at the time? Robert Dirks answers that question by peering through the lens of what then was a newly emerging science of nutrition. more...

  • Working-Class Images of Society (Routledge Revivals)by Martin Bulmer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1975. How do men come to perceive and evaluate a world in which marked inequalities of class and status exist? This book considers the nature of class images and their underlying work and community structures. Beginning with the argument that the perception of society varies according to type of work and community milieux, it first... more...

  • Histoire du luxe privé et public, depuis l'Antiquité jusqu'à nos joursby Henri Baudrillart

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le luxe moderne ne diffère guère moins de celui du Moyen Âge que le luxe de cette dernière époque ne diffère du luxe antique. Considérée sous le rapport des arts, le luxe du Moyen Âge est éminemment religieux. Les arts profanes s'en dégagent peu à peu, mais ils en revêtent longtemps les formes et en suivent les phases successives." À PROPOS... more...