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Traditional Music

Sounds in Harmony with Nature

by Robert Koehler et al.

<p> Music has played and continues to play a vital role in Korean society, providing a rich vein of material as a dynamic part of the nation's culture. Korean music's history reflects active engagement with surrounding cultures, as well as ...

ISBN: 9781624120428

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Traditional Painting

Window on the Korean Mind

by Rober Koehler et al.

<p>Korean painting reveals a connectivity with nature that parallels the Korean traditional world view. Living in a dramatic landscape of rugged peaks, deep valleys and broad rivers, Koreans have long held nature in deep reverence. This respect,

ISBN: 9781624120343

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Under the Influence

A Case Study of the Elks, MADD, and DUI Policy

by John C. Mero

<p>What are the potentially negative consequences of an undeniably good public policy? <em>Under the Influence</em> examines how the Elks, one of the oldest lodge-based voluntary associations in America, may have been impacted by government ...

ISBN: 9780761865605

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Understanding Japaneseness

A Fresh Look at Nipponjinron through “Maternal-filial Affection”

by Kosuke Nishitani

<p>Japan, although a small country, is identified as perhaps the only civilization composed of just one nation. In spite of its many encounters with axial civilizations Japan has somehow preserved a unique sense of self. This enduring quality ...

ISBN: 9780761868224

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Unveiling the Muse

The Lost History of Gay Carnival in New Orleans

by Howard Philips Smith

<p>Traditional Carnival has been well documented with a vast array of books published on the subject. However, few of them, if any, mention gay Carnival krewes or the role of gay Carnival within the larger context of the season. Howard Philips ...

ISBN: 9781496814029

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Uprising of the Fools

Pilgrimage as Moral Protest in Contemporary India

by Vikash Singh

<p>The Kanwar is India's largest annual religious pilgrimage. Millions of participants gather sacred water from the Ganga and carry it across hundreds of miles to dispense as offerings in Siva shrines. These devotees—called <em>bhola</em>, ...

ISBN: 9781503601741

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Uzbekistan - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Alex Ulko & Culture Smart!

<p><em>Culture Smart! Uzbekistan</em> will take you beyond the standard descriptions of minarets, kebabs with vodka, embroidered skullcaps, and Soviet-style bureaucracy. It will make you aware of the value systems, attitudes, and behaviors of ...

ISBN: 9781787029989

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Virgin

The Untouched History

by Hanne Blank

<p>&quot;A well-researched history of virginity . . . In an era marked by a 'chaotic maelstrom of virginities,' Blank's book is a useful . . . antidote to our confusion.&quot; - The New York Times Book Review</p> <p>VIRGIN: The Untouched ...

ISBN: 9781938263026

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Vodou in the Haitian Experience

A Black Atlantic Perspective

by Patrick Delices, Patricia Marie-Emmanuelle Donatien, Charlotte Hammond & others

<p>One glaring lacuna in studies of Haitian Vodou is the scarcity of works exploring the connection between the religion and its main roots, traditional Yoruba religion. Discussions of Vodou very often seem to present the religion in ...

ISBN: 9781498508322

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Voices of Ancient Egypt: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

by Rosalie David

<p>Supporting the current trends toward document-based teaching, this book introduces the reader to the multifaceted world of ancient Egypt through revealing excerpts from 51 texts written by Egyptians themselves.</p> <p>• Offers a fresh yet ...

ISBN: 9780313397837

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Werewolves: Lycanthropy and Legend

by Sabine Baring-gould

<p>IN Norway and Iceland certain men were said to be eigi einhamir, not of one skin, an idea which had its roots in paganism. The full form of this strange superstition was, that men could take upon them other bodies, and the natures of those ...

ISBN: 9786050379891

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What The Hell America? 50 Funny Questions For Americans Answered By An American

by Kevin Ballard

<p>What The Hell America is a satirical book for foreigners and Americans who want the real answers to those most asked about America and its patriotic people. The witty, slightly profane, and harsh honesty of the answers won't let you put this ...

ISBN: 9781386127369

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When It Was Just a Game

Remembering the First Super Bowl

by Harvey Frommer

<p>Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Harvey Frommer and with an introduction by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, <em>When It Was Just a Game</em> tells the fascinating story of the ground-breaking AFL–NFL World ...

ISBN: 9781589799219

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Why Do We Kiss Under the Mistletoe?

by Beth Eaglescliffe

<p>Kissing under a sprig of mistletoe is an old winter tradition. This e-book gives some thoughts about the origin and meaning of this custom. Mistletoe is an evergreen plant that has a parasitic relationship with a host tree. Much of the ...

ISBN: 9781310871481

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Women in Japanese Religions

by Barbara R. Ambros

<p>Scholars have widely acknowledged the<br /> persistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treat<br /> women. Much existing scholarship depicts Japan’s religious traditions as mere<br /> means of oppression. But this ...

ISBN: 9781479836512

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Women Who Run With the Wolves

Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.

<p>"Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature ...

ISBN: 1230001528602

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Women's Roles in Asia

by Kathleen M. Nadeau & Sangita Rayamajhi

<p>This insightful book examines women's lives across Asia, challenging typical stereotypes and providing a fresh look at the changing role of women in various regions of the vast continent.</p> <p>• Photographs provide visual context to ...

ISBN: 9780313397493

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