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By Christina Johansson Robinowitz

A window into Swedish tradition, Modern Day Vikings: a pragmatic consultant to Interacting with the Swedes examines Sweden’s social version and underlying values. Christina Robinowitz and Lisa Carr supply a window into the Swedish history of self-sufficiency, equity, egalitarianism and democracy, breaking throughout the stereotypes frequently linked to the country.

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Download E-books Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom: Excursions into Eating, Power, and the Past PDF

A well known anthropologist explores the background and which means of consuming in America.

Addressing concerns starting from the worldwide phenomenon of Coca-Cola to the diets of yankee slaves, Sidney Mintz indicates how our offerings approximately meals are formed by means of an unlimited and more and more advanced worldwide financial system. He demonstrates that our nutrients offerings have huge, immense and infrequently incredible value.

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Download E-books Elogio della depressione (Vele Vol. 69) (Italian Edition) PDF

By Aldo Bonomi

Lo sfarinamento dei legami sociali e familiari cosí come le ferite inferte dalla depressione, che segnano un numero crescente di individui, sono i sintomi contemporanei della fragilità. Eppure proprio los angeles fragilità ci indica i valori che danno un senso all'esistenza. Come emerge dal dialogo tra un maestro della psichiatria e un eclettico sociologo, riconoscersi fragili, insicuri, malinconici, è los angeles premessa in keeping with ritrovare quello slancio comunitario rigeneratore che solo ci mette in contatto con noi stessi e con il mondo aperto degli altri.

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Download E-books Art as Politics: Re-Crafting Identities, Tourism, and Power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia (Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory (Paperback)) PDF

By Kathleen M Adams

Art as Politics explores the intersection of artwork, id politics, and tourism in Sulawesi, Indonesia. in accordance with long term ethnographic learn from the Nineteen Eighties to the current, the booklet deals a nuanced portrayal of the Sa'dan Toraja, a predominantly Christian minority staff within the world's such a lot populous Muslim nation. Celebrated in anthropological and tourism literatures for his or her impressive conventional homes, sculpted effigies of the useless, and pageantry-filled funeral rituals, the Toraja have entered an period of sped up engagment with the worldwide economic climate marked by means of on-going struggles over id, faith, and social relations.

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Download E-books The Works of the People of Old: Na Hana a Ka Po'E Kahiko PDF

By Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau

During this quantity, Kamakau examines the cloth tradition of his ancestors, with a selected eye at the customs of the typical humans. He describes the cultivation of nutrition and different vegetation utilized by the Hawaiians, resembling olonā for nets and cord, and hue ‘awa‘awa (bitter gourds) for bins. The ebook records the wealthy Hawaiian culture of fish farming, in addition to the frilly rituals of canoe making, kapa (bark textile) making, and residence building. The debts convey to mild either technical aspect and Hawaiian philosophy.

This booklet is a sequel to Kamakau’s Ka Po‘e Kahiko: the folks of previous, an account of the non secular and spiritual trust and practices of conventional Hawaiian society. The textual content is a translated and edited model of a sequence of articles released within the Hawaiian-language newspaper Ke Au ‘Oko‘a in 1869 and 1870.

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Download E-books American Ways: A Cultural Guide to the United States of America PDF

By Gary Althen

Whether you are a businessperson starting to paintings within the usa or a overseas scholar traveling for a semester, this re-creation of American Ways might help you navigate America's assorted and altering tradition. From the deep-seated attitudes that mark the yankee personality to customs and daily actions, American methods explores the tapestry of the country's lifestyles, offering priceless info on cultural values, politics, schooling, faith, and relationships.

In this revised version, Gary Althen and Janet Bennett have additional fabric that displays many of the vital adjustments that experience happened during the last decade. This version gains new fabric on American politics, reflecting the influence of the Bush management in addition to the election of the nation's first black president, and an up-to-date bankruptcy at the results of social networking websites on assembly humans and developing friendships.

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Download E-books Jewish Passages: Cycles of Jewish Life PDF

By Harvey E. Goldberg

American or center jap, Ashkenazi or Sephardi, insular or immersed in glossy life—however diversified their occasions or situations, Jews draw on universal traditions and texts after they mark life's momentous occasions and rites of passage. The interaction of prior and current, of person perform and collective id, emerges as a vital truth of up to date Jewish adventure in Harvey E. Goldberg's multifaceted account of ways Jews rejoice and notice the cycles of lifestyles. a number one anthropologist of Jewish tradition, Goldberg attracts on his personal event in addition to vintage assets and the most recent learn to create a nuanced portrait of Jewish rituals and customs that balances the truth of "ordinary Jews" with the authority of tradition.

Looking at vintage rites of passage resembling circumcision and marriage, in addition to rising life-milestone practices like pilgrimage and identity-seeking tourism, Jewish Passages aptly displays the impressive cultural and spiritual variety inside Judaism. This paintings bargains a brand new view of Jewish tradition and heritage with the person firmly positioned at their middle by way of mixing anecdote and historic vignettes with rabbinic, midrashic, and anthropological insights; via exploring Sephardi and Ashkenazi traditions in addition to sleek ideologies; and through bringing into sharp aid the actions of ladies and family with Gentile acquaintances. As such, this ebook presents a distinct window at the particulars—and the significance—of own and communal acts of id between Jews previous, current, and future.

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Download E-books Voices of Shakespeare's England: Contemporary Accounts of Elizabethan Daily Life (Voices of an Era) PDF

Voices of Shakespeare's England deals scholars and public library buyers over 50 fundamental files that light up the nature, personalities, and occasions of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

• comprises over 50 fundamental record excerpts protecting such matters as Elizabethan social and monetary concerns, Elizabethan church and nation, the literature of the interval, and Queen Elizabeth and the monarchy

• A chronology lists very important dates and occasions from the beginning of Elizabeth (1533) to the demise of Shakespeare (1616)

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Download E-books Drinking Cultures: Alcohol and Identity PDF

Alcohol isn't just immense company. it's an important a part of social kin in such a lot of cultures that its worldwide significance should be outdistancing its critics. What does sake let us know approximately Japan or burgundy approximately France? How does eating or certainly abstaining from alcohol tie in with self-presentation, ethnicity, classification and tradition? How vital is alcohol to emotions of belonging and notions of resistance? Answering those fascinating questions and lots of extra, this well timed e-book appears on the meanings of alcohol intake throughout cultures. individuals examine the interaction of tradition and gear in bars and pubs, the importance of advertisements symbols, the function of drink in day by day rituals and masses extra. the result's the 1st sustained, cross-cultural examine of the profound influence alcohol has on nationwide id through the international today.

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