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  • Keywords for Asian American Studiesby Cathy J. Schlund-Vials; K. Scott Wong; Linda Trinh Võ

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 27.00

    Born out of the Civil Rights and Third World Liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s, Asian American Studies has grown significantly over the past four decades, both as a distinct field of inquiry and as a potent site of critique. Characterized by transnational, trans-Pacific, and trans-hemispheric considerations of race, ethnicity, migration,... more...

  • Pot Planetby Brian Preston

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 3.99

    Marijuana is cultivated in nearly every region of the world, from the jungles of Laos to the bedsits of Manchester - and is smoked and enjoyed for medicinal, recreational and spiritual purposes by an estimated 200 million people worldwide. In Pot Planet , Brian Preston set out on a global ganja safari to explore strange new cannabis cultures, to... more...

  • A Good Talkby Daniel Menaker

    Grand Central Publishing 2010; US$ 20.00

    A GOOD TALK is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities-- conversation . Drawing on over forty years of experience in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the factors that drive and enliven every good conversation: the vagaries (and joys) of subtext; the deeper structure and meaning of conversational flow; the subliminal... more...

  • Chu Hsi's Family Ritualsby Chu Hsi; Patricia Ebrey

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95 US$ 34.53

    Compiled by the great Neo-Confucian philosopher Chu Hsi (1130-1200), the Family Rituals is a manual for the private performance of the standard Chinese family rituals: initiations, weddings, funerals, and sacrifices to ancestral spirits. This translation makes the work, which is the most important text of its kind in the last thousand years of Chinese... more...

  • The Amish of Lancaster Countyby Donald B. Kraybill; Dr Daniel Rodriguez

    Stackpole Books 2008; US$ 15.99

    Primer to understanding Amish life for visitors. Captivating color photography. Insight on recent media events. more...

  • Why Do They Dress That Way?by Stephen Scott

    Good Books 2008; US$ 7.95

              This unique book, by a man who has chosen to "dress plain," describes the history and use of hats, bonnets, dresses, overcoats, and other articles of clothing used by the various religious groups who wear plain garb. This is the first comprehensive book about why more than 150,000 persons in North America wear plain clothes for religious... more...

  • Sustainability of Van Gujjarsby Rubina Nusrat

    Kalpaz Publications 2015; US$ 36.99

    The Book is about the forest dwelling tribes of Northern Himalayas who are in the process of resettlement by the Uttarakhand Government in India. This book discusses the sustainability issues of this tribe in the context of vulnerability and livelihood strategies. The main theme and objective is to make available the literature pertaining to Van Gujjar... more...

  • Art And Culture of Marginalised Nomadic Tribes In Andhra Pradeshby P. Sadanandam

    Gyan Publishing House 2008; US$ 47.99

    India is rich in its oral tradition. Its antiquity defies historical inquiry. Indian folklore offers diversity in the forms of expression while retaining the unity of theme, i.e. Dharma., The forms may be changing periodically to suit the times. The purpose of these popular art forms has been the same in a way as the classical arts. They provide... more...

  • Cultural History of Bengali Proverbsby Sudeshna Basak

    Gyan Publishing House 2010; US$ 62.99

    Bengali proverbs are found from the earliest literary specimens down to the present day. They encompass a wide range of subjects dealing with gods and goddesses, mythical characters, folkloric figures and historical persons, social and family life, love, human body and behaviour, materials of everyday use and luxurious items, agriculture and food,... more...

  • History, Culture and Customs of Sikkimby J. R. Subba

    Gyan Publishing House 2008; US$ 139.99

    SIKKIM, the tiny Himalayan Kingdom came in existence in 1642 A.D. with a much larger area than it was in 1975 A.D. before it’s integration in the Kingdom was the whole of Limbuwan, now the eastern most part of Nepal, southern parts of Tibet Autonomous region of China from Nathu La and Jelep La to the Tang La beyond Phari Jong, western Bhutan up to... more...