Download E-books Ritual and Event: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Routledge Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies) PDF

Ritual at the present time could be encountered in the middle of catastrophic and reworking events. This collection reassesses and revises often understood relationships among ritual and politics, ritual and lifestyle, ritual and paintings making, and ritual and disaster.The methodologies in addition to the subject material are interdisciplinary: they vary from the anthropological to the paintings and dance historic, from the theatrical and literary to the linguistic, philosophical, and psychoanalytic. will probably be a worthwhile device for students of Theater and Performance experiences, as well as Anthropology, artwork, and History.

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Download E-books Intimate Frontiers: Sex, Gender, and Culture in Old California (Histories of the American Frontier series) PDF

By Albert L. Hurtado

This publication unearths how strong undercurrents of intercourse, gender, and tradition assisted in shaping the heritage of the yankee frontier from the 1760s to the 1850s. California less than 3 flags--those of Spain, Mexico, and the United States--Hurtado resurrects way of life within the missions, at mining camps, on overland trails and sea trips, and in San Francisco. In those settings Hurtado explores courtship, marriage, copy, and relations existence in order to know how males and women--whether local American, Anglo American, Hispanic, chinese language, or of combined blood--fit into or reshaped the jobs and identities set through their race and gender.

Hurtado introduces subject matters in delineating his intimate frontiers. One used to be a libertine California, and a few of its delights have been heartily defined early within the 1850s: "[Gold] airborne dirt and dust was once plentier than excitement, excitement extra attractive than advantage. Fortune used to be the pony, early life within the saddle, dissipation the song, and hope the spur." no longer the entire instances have been stable or giddy, and within the tragedy of a teenage household who died in a botched abortion or a brutalized Indian girl we see the seamy underside of gender family members at the frontier. the opposite subject matter explored is the response of voters who abhorred the lack of ethical criteria and sought to suppress extra. Their efforts incorporated enforcing the entire stabilizing customs of whichever society ruled California--during the Hispanic period,arranged marriages and predicament for kinfolk honor have been the norm; one of the Anglos, legislation regulated prostitution,missionaries railed opposed to vices, and "proper" girls have been introduced in to assist "civilize" the frontier.

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Download E-books A Feast for the Eyes: Art, Performance, and the Late Medieval Banquet PDF

To learn bills of past due medieval banquets is to go into a fantastical international the place dwell lions safeguard nude statues, gilded stags burst into music, and musicians play from inside of pies. we will virtually pay attention the clock sound from inside a pitcher fort, style the fire-breathing roast boar, and scent the rose water cascading in a miniature fountain. Such brilliant artistic endeavors and function required collaboration between artists in lots of fields, in addition to the participation of the audience.

A dinner party for the Eyes is the 1st book-length learn of the court docket banquets of northwestern Europe within the fourteenth and 15th centuries. Christina Normore attracts on an array of works of art, archival records, chroniclers’ bills, and cookbooks to re-create those occasions and re-examine the past due medieval visible tradition within which banquets have been staged. banquet contributors, she exhibits, constructed subtle methods of appreciating creative ability and getting to their very own strategies of conception, thereby forging a court docket tradition that extremely joyful within the workout of good aesthetic judgment.

hard smooth assumptions concerning the nature of creative creation and reception, A ceremonial dinner for the Eyes yields clean perception into the lengthy background of multimedia paintings and the complicated relationships among spectacle and spectators.

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Download E-books Ideological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Events PDF

There's an ever-growing significance of occasions in smooth society and formerly present literature on occasions has been ruled by means of the commercial point of view. This e-book addresses the social and cultural facet of occasions and explores the position they've got in fostering swap and neighborhood improvement. It examines the transformative functionality of occasions within the context of improvement studies--as phenomena which may advertise and facilitate human improvement, together with social, societal and person swap. This booklet offers important and well timed exploration and encourages the learn of extra assorted topics inside occasion administration.

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Download E-books The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining, and Other Affairs of Plain Living PDF

By Eliot Wigginton

Within the overdue Nineteen Sixties, Eliot Wigginton and his scholars created the journal Foxfire for you to list and safeguard the conventional people tradition of the Southern Appalachians. this can be the unique publication compilation of Foxfire fabric which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and comprises log cabin development, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and meals, and "other affairs of simple living."

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Download E-books Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore PDF

By Nicole Tarulevicz

While consuming is a common adventure, for Singaporeans it contains robust nationwide connotations. the preferred Singaporean-English word "Die die needs to attempt" isn't quite a bit hyperbole because it is a mirrored image of the lengths that Singaporeans will visit locate nice dishes.
 
In Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural heritage of nutrition in Singapore, Nicole Tarulevicz argues that during a society that has gone through sizeable swap in a comparatively brief period of time, foodstuff serves Singaporeans as a poignant connection to the previous. masking the interval from British payment in 1819 to the current and targeting the post–1965 postcolonial period, Tarulevicz tells the tale of Singapore in the course of the construction and intake of food.
 
Analyzing quite a few assets that variety from cookbooks to architectural and town plans, Tarulevicz bargains a thematic background of this strange state, which used to be colonized via the British and operated as a port inside of Malaya, yet that is and not using a large pre-colonial heritage. Connecting nutrition tradition to the bigger heritage of Singapore, she discusses a number of themes together with domesticity and residential economics, housing and structure, advertisements, and the law of food-related manners and public habit akin to hawking, littering, and chewing gum. relocating clear of the predominantly political and monetary concentration of alternative histories of Singapore, Tarulevicz presents a big replacement interpreting of Singaporean society.

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Download E-books Culture Matters in Russia―and Everywhere: Backdrop for the Russia-Ukraine Conflict PDF

By Lawrence Harrison, Evgeny Yasin, Oscar Árias Sánchez, Miguel Basáñez, Marita Carballo, Valery Chirkov, Oleg Chirkunov, William E

This booklet pulls jointly specialists within the fields of economics and Russian tradition, all individuals within the Samuel P. Huntington Memorial Symposium on tradition, Cultural switch and fiscal improvement, a follow-up to the 1999 Cultural Values and Human development Symposium at Harvard college. because the sequel to the 2001 quantity Culture concerns, it discusses modernization, democratization, monetary, and political reforms in Russia and asserts that those reforms can ensue in the course of the reframing of cultural values, attitudes, and associations.

(Cover layout by way of Katie Makrie.)

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Download E-books Food in Zones of Conflict: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Anthropology of Food & Nutrition) PDF

the supply of nutrients is a particularly serious problem in zones of clash simply because clash almost always impinges at the construction and the distribution of nutrition, and reasons elevated festival for foodstuff, land and assets Controlling the creation of and entry to meals is additionally used as a weapon via protagonists in clash. The logistics of provide of foodstuff to army group of workers working in clash zones is one other very important factor. those subject matters unite this assortment, the chapters of which span diverse geographic components. This quantity will attract students in a few various disciplines, together with anthropology, food, political technology, improvement experiences and diplomacy, in addition to practitioners operating within the inner most and public sectors, who're at the moment curious about food-related matters within the field.

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