By Lucy Norris
In modern globally hooked up market, a marriage sari in rural north India might turn into a woman's shirt or cushion conceal in a Western boutique. Lucy Norris’s anthropological research of the recycling of garments in Delhi follows clothing as they're talented, worn, passed on, discarded, recycled, and offered once again. presents of garments are used to make and holiday relationships inside middle-class families, yet a starting to be surplus of undesirable garments now contributes to an international glut of fabric waste. while previous garments is, for example, bartered for brand new kitchen utensils, it enters an enormous waste commodity method during which it can be resold to the bad or remade into new textiles and exported. Norris strains those neighborhood and transnational flows via houses and markets as she tells the tales of the folks who paintings within the principally hidden international of material recycling.
By Jane Merrill
This enlightening narrative takes a glance on the marriage ceremony night―its origins, background, customs, cultural expressions, and fictional representations in the course of the ages.
• 15 work, illustrations, sculptures, and cartoons that depict points of the marriage evening all through history
• a variety of texts and quotations from basic assets that underscore old practices and mores
• An appendix of films that characteristic very important marriage ceremony nights
By Douglas Rushkoff
"The exceptional inheritor to McLuhan." New views Quarterly
Bold, bold, and provocative, Douglas Rushkoff examines the elaborate ways that well known media either manipulates and is manipulated by means of those that faucet into its strength. If the medium is the message, then what kind of messages are infecting our tradition during the ever-expanding media viruses of the "datasphere"?
Whereas Machiavelli’s The Prince indicates easy methods to be successful amid treacherous political intrigues and solar Tzu’s The artwork of War finds conflict ideas for cold victory, Hagakure bargains attention-grabbing perception into eastern “warrior-ness”—a attitude steeped in Zen-Confucian philosophy. Yamamoto Tsunetomo tells his readers the right way to foster braveness, serve selflessly, develop into a talented grasp of your individual future, and infuse lifestyles within the right here and now with beauty—while nonetheless acknowledging its transience. His undying knowledge and profound aphorisms replicate vital rules that also practice to lifestyles today.
This illustrated version of the vintage textual content is a necessary and gorgeous addition to any domestic library.
Representative local American religions and rituals are brought to readers in a manner that respects the person traditions as greater than neighborhood curiosities or unique rituals, taking pictures the flavour of the dwelling, glossy traditions, whilst commonalities among and between traditions are explored and defined. This basic creation deals wide-ranging insurance of the foremost factors―geography, heritage, non secular habit, and non secular ideology (theology)―analyzing pick out traditions that may be handled, to various levels, on a modern basis.
As present curiosity surrounding local American experiences maintains to develop, recognition has frequently been given to many of the spiritual ideals, rituals, and customs of the varied traditions around the kingdom. yet such a lot remedies of the topic are cursory and encyclopedic and don't supply readers with the flavour of the residing, smooth traditions. the following, consultant local American religions and rituals are brought to readers in a manner that respects the person traditions as greater than neighborhood curiosities or unique rituals, while commonalities among and between traditions are explored and defined. This normal creation bargains wide-ranging assurance of the key factors―geography, heritage, non secular habit, and non secular ideology (theology)―analyzing decide on traditions that may be handled, to various levels, on a latest basis.
Covering such different ceremonies because the Muskogee (Creek) Busk, the Northwest Coast Potlatch, the Navajo and Apache menarche rituals, and the Anishnabe (Great Lakes zone) Midewiwin seasonal gatherings, Paper takes a comparative procedure, in line with the learn of human faith more often than not, and the detailed position of local American religions inside it. His e-book is trained via viewpoint won via approximately fifty years of formal learn and several other many years of non-public involvement, treating readers to a glimpse of the dwelling spiritual traditions of local American groups around the country.
By Alan Bleakley
By Nina Mukerjee Furstenau
By Agnes Sachsenroeder
With over 3 million copies in print, CultureShock! is a bestselling sequence of tradition and etiquette publications overlaying numerous locations around the globe. For somebody susceptible to tradition surprise, no matter if a vacationer or a long term resident, CultureShock! presents a sympathetic and fun-filled crash path at the do's and don'ts in international cultures. absolutely up to date and wearing a clean new glance, the revised variations of those books enlighten and tell via such themes as language, nutrition and wonderful, social customs, gala's, relationships, and enterprise information. CultureShock! books are jam-packed with important info on transportation, taxes, funds, lodging, health and wellbeing, foods and drinks, outfits, buying, gala's, and lots more and plenty, a lot more.
By Christopher Gravett
Like any warrior sessions all through background medieval knights engaged in army video games, partially in training for warfare and partially for natural activity. From their frequently brutal origins within the tenth century to the gaudy pageantry and eventual decline of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, tournaments have been the centre of the knightly lifestyles. a dead ringer for the armoured and surcoated knight on his caparisoned charger continues to be the epitome of the chivalric excellent. Christopher Gravett explores the heritage of the match from its chaotic beginnings to its extra formal, 'civilised' incarnation, describing some of the 'events' and gear which got here into use.