Lionheart Gal: Life Stories of Jamaican Women (Caribbean by Sistren, Honor Ford-Smith

By Sistren, Honor Ford-Smith

The republication of Lionheart Gal marks an occasion exact in modern literature. it's the distillation of the Jamaican woman's event in fifteen compelling lifestyles tales from the across the world recognized Sistren Theatre Collective. in view that 1977 the ladies of Sistren were exploring the lives of Caribbean ladies, from which they convey performs, workshops and monitor prints for presentation through the Caribbean and in different places. This publication relies on tales from Sistren accumulated and edited by means of Honor Ford Smith right into a bright list of women's lives. The tales preserve the entire emotional intensity of works of the mind's eye, but they're even as important documents of oral historical past. students of language, tradition, politics and literature will want this ebook; the final reader will enjoy it.

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Showing Signs of Violence: The Cultural Politics of a by Kenneth M. George

By Kenneth M. George

Showing indicators of Violence offers with the ceremonies of pangngae, a ridicule headhunt that lingers stubbornly on the middle of political existence in a marginal upland group in Sulawesi, Indonesia. No killing happens during this ritual—no genuine heads are taken—but its rhetoric of violence is unmistakable and real.

Kenneth M. George vividly information the rites of pangngae, from the headhunters' mystery and predatory trip downriver to the week of public joyful celebration that follows their exuberant go back. He places certain emphasis at the songs, speeches, and liturgies of the headhunt and indicates how this ritual is neither a relic type of primitive violence nor an out of date discourse at the social horizons of a distant group. in reality, the subjects, reasons, and conditions of pangngae make it the main public and community-defining kind of ceremonial violence for this small mountain enclave because it confronts the dilemmas awarded via Indonesian modernity and country culture.

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A Tortilla Is Like Life: Food and Culture in the San Luis by Carole M. Counihan

By Carole M. Counihan

Located within the southern San Luis Valley of Colorado, the distant and comparatively unknown city of Antonito is domestic to an overwhelmingly Hispanic inhabitants suffering not just to exist in an economically depressed and politically marginalized region, but in addition to maintain their tradition and their lifeways. among 1996 and 2006, anthropologist Carole Counihan accumulated food-centered lifestyles histories from nineteen Mexicanas—Hispanic American women—who had long-standing roots within the higher Rio Grande sector. The interviews during this groundbreaking examine considering southern Colorado Hispanic foodways—beliefs and behaviors surrounding nutrients creation, distribution, coaching, and consumption.

In this ebook, Counihan good points vast excerpts from those interviews to offer voice to the ladies of Antonito and spotlight their views. 3 strains of inquiry are framed: feminist ethnography, Latino cultural citizenship, and Chicano environmentalism. Counihan records how Antonito's Mexicanas identify a feeling of position and belonging via their wisdom of land and water and use this data to maintain their households and groups. ladies play a big function by means of gardening, canning, and drying greens; creating wealth to shop for meals; cooking; and feeding kin, buddies, and associates on usual and festive events. They use foodstuff to solder or holiday relationships and to specific contrasting emotions of concord and generosity, or enmity and envy. The interviews during this ebook show that those Mexicanas are imaginative services whose meals paintings contributes to cultural survival.

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International Handbook on Alcohol and Culture by Dwight B. Heath

By Dwight B. Heath

The first authoritative consultant to how the realm beverages, this reference info alcohol use in several international locations and cultures. edition is extraordinary, with alcohol occasionally a foodstuff, a sacrament, an emblem, a device, a tranquilizer, a drugs, a love potion, or an item of scorn―often with very diverse meanings and makes use of in one state. This quantity finds multicultural and ethnic ideals, practices, and attitudes approximately ingesting round the world.

An huge advent discusses the shut hyperlink among alcohol and tradition and gives a beginning for the remainder of the e-book. all the following chapters is written via knowledgeable contributor and discusses alcohol and tradition in a specific nation. Chapters talk about old developments, consuming between ethnic and spiritual minorities, nationwide rules, and social results. international locations diversity from commercial international locations recognized for his or her alcohol learn, to constructing countries and to locations recognized for ingesting. A concluding bankruptcy highlights very important similarities and differences.

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The Nonverbal Advantage: Secrets and Science of Body by Carol Kinsey Goman

By Carol Kinsey Goman

''The most vital factor in communique is listening to what is not said.'' - Peter F. Drucker....HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED... what sort of effect am I making? may still i feel what my boss informed me? Am I facing a possible client, or am I simply losing my time? Did my entire group comprehend what I stated? What did the buyer suggest through that? How do i do know if he quite helps my concept? Is the viewers offended, annoyed, , or bored? The solutions to such questions are correct ahead of your eyes. that is simply because humans in specialist settings are consistently telling one another precisely what they believe and consider - and it frequently has not anything to do with the phrases they communicate. Your boss could say that you will be thought of for a advertising, but when she's leaning again with crossed palms and a pressured smile, she's sending the other message. the client might say he isn't drawn to paying for that new motor vehicle, but when he retains glancing on the agreement at the desk, he is telling you that he's . The silent signs of nonverbal verbal exchange are likely to demonstrate underlying factors and feelings - worry, honesty, pleasure, indecision, frustration - and lots more and plenty extra. The tiniest gestures, just like the means your co-workers stand or input a room, usually communicate volumes approximately their self belief, self esteem, and credibility. and how you take a seat, stand, or examine others unearths extra approximately your actual motive than you could notice.

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Gold: A Cultural Encyclopedia by Shannon L. Kenny

By Shannon L. Kenny

This encyclopedia presents distinct information regarding the ancient, cultural, social, non secular, monetary, and clinical value of gold, around the globe and all through history.

• includes greater than a hundred thirty A–Z entries at the value of gold around the world, from antiquity to the current, from an interdisciplinary viewpoint, in addition to sidebar entries

• presents distinct info and memorable scope of evidence in every one access in addition to direct references to and examples of fundamental resource materials

• pictures and illustrations of the use and importance of gold as assorted as Ca' d'Oro in Venice, royal crowns, filigree, Italian florin coin, Hatshepsut, Rumpelstiltskin, Wat Traimit, and sleek "bling"

• large bibliography together with monographs, scholarly articles, newspaper and journal articles, fundamental resource records, and on-line assets

• special topic index in addition to record of entries and advisor to similar topics

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Identity, Nationalism, and Cultural Heritage Under Siege: by Fatme Myuhtar-May

By Fatme Myuhtar-May

In Identity, Nationalism, and Cultural background below Siege, Fatme Myuhtar-May makes a case for the popularity of Pomak background by means of featuring 5 tales from the earlier and current of the Rhodope Muslims in Bulgaria as examples of a special Pomak tradition. The tales diversity from the Christianisation in the course of the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913 and the pressured communist renaming of the Pomaks within the Nineteen Seventies, to their attention-grabbing marriage ceremony rituals and historical figures. all of the 5 narratives includes its personal storyline and serves as a well known instance of Pomak history, from the author's point of view. The tales ensue within the context of fervent nationalism and the continued censorship of Pomakness in response to the declare that it really is an "ethnic Bulgarian," no longer "Pomak" history.

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Chinese Family and Kinship by H. D. R. Baker

By H. D. R. Baker

This is often the tale of ways one courageous scientist unlocked the secret on the middle of this such a lot feared of ailments. This discovery was once made in Hong Kong at first of the 20 th century, in the course of a scourge that threatened to decimate the island and, from there, the realm. A demanding and scary race used to be run in appalling stipulations by way of rival scientists: Alexandre Yersin - rigorous, solitary, cerebral - and the artful Kitasaka, unscrupulous, enigmatic, careless. Spiced with anecdotes, proof and chilling reconstructions, this research of the plague within the smooth international brings a few irritating evidence to gentle.

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Cultureshock Saudi Arabia (Cultureshock Saudi Arabia: A by Peter North, Harvey Tripp

By Peter North, Harvey Tripp

An perception into dwelling and dealing in a nation the place Islam governs nearly each element of existence. discover the genuine psyche of the Saudi humans and their precise lifestyle. find out about the sensible features of settling in, and the way to combine into Saudi society, and approximately Saudi legislation.

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White Weddings: Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture by Chrys Ingraham

By Chrys Ingraham

This is a groundbreaking research of our culture's obsession with weddings. through interpreting renowned movies, advertisements, magazines, advertisements, tv sitcoms or even kid's toys, this publication exhibits the pervasive impact of weddings in our tradition and the $64000 function they play in holding the romance of heterosexuality, the parable of white supremacy and the insatiable urge for food of buyer capitalism.  It examines how the economics and advertising of weddings have changed the non secular and ethical view of marriage.

This moment version contains many new and up to date good points together with: complete insurance of the marriage business complicated; homosexual marriage and its dating to white weddings and heterosexuality and demographics shifts as to who's marrying whom and why, nationally and internationally.


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