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Desi Hoop Dreams

Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity

by Stanley I. Thangaraj

<p>South Asian American men are not usually depicted as ideal American men. They struggle against popular representations as either threatening terrorists or geeky, effeminate computer geniuses. To combat such stereotypes, some use sports as a ...

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Dressing for the Culture Wars

Style and the Politics of Self-Presentation in the 1960s and 1970s

by Betty Luther Hillman

<p>Style of dress has always been a way for Americans to signify their politics, but perhaps never so overtly as in the 1960s and 1970s. Whether participating in presidential campaigns or Vietnam protests, hair and dress provided a powerful ...

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Encyclopedia of Latino Culture: From Calaveras to Quinceaneras [3 volumes]

From Calaveras to Quinceañeras

by Charles M. Tatum

<p>In the last decade, the Latina/o population has established itself as the fastest growing ethnic group within the United States, and constitutes one of the largest minority groups in the nation. While the different Latina/o groups do have ...

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Eskimo Life

by Fridtjof Nansen

For one whole winter we were cut off from the world and immured among the Greenlanders. I dwelt in their huts, took part in their hunting, and tried, as well as I could, to live their life and learn their language. But one winter, unfortunately,

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Etiquette and Taboos around the World: A Geographic Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Customs

by Ken Taylor & Victoria R. Williams

<p>Readers of this one-volume reference will gain useful knowledge of what travelers should and shouldn't do when in countries outside of the United States. After a general introduction, approximately 100 alphabetically arranged entries cover ...

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Excavating the Power of Memory in Japan

by Glenn D Hook

<p>Excavating the power of memory offers a succinct examination of how memory is constructed, embedded and disseminated in contemporary Japanese society. The unique range and perspective of this collection will provide an understanding not found

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Exploring Alterity in a Globalized World

by Christoph Wulf

<p>This volume develops a unique framework to understand India through indigenous and European perspectives, and examines how it copes with the larger challenges of a globalized world. Through a discussion of religious and philosophical ...

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Fairy Tales: Their Origin and Meaning

by John Thackray Bunce

<p>We are going into Fairy Land for a little while, to see what we can find there to amuse and instruct us this Christmas time. Does anybody know the way? There are no maps or guidebooks, and the places we meet with in our workaday world do not ...

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Festivals and Songs of Ancient China

by Marcel Granet

<p>Granet’s original work delves deep into the religious and spiritual customs of ancient China by analysing their festivals and songs from <em>the Book of Odes</em> including the original Chinese script. This translation, originally published ...

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Finding Dahshaa

Self-Government, Social Suffering, and Aboriginal Policy in Canada

by Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox

<p>The social suffering and self-determination of Indigenous peoples are important public policy issues in Canada today. This book asks a fundamental question regarding Canadian-Aboriginal relations: Are self-government agreements an effective ...

ISBN: 9780774858915

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Folk Legends from Tono

Japan's Spirits, Deities, and Phantastic Creatures

by Yanagita Kunio, Sasaki Kizen & Ronald A. Morse

<p>Boldly illustrated and superbly translated, <em>Folk Legends from Tono</em> captures the spirit of Japanese peasant culture undergoing rapid transformation into the modern era. This is the first time these 299 tales have been published in ...

ISBN: 9781442248236

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Food Sovereignty the Navajo Way

Cooking with Tall Woman

by Charlotte J. Frisbie, Tall Woman & Augusta Sandoval

<p>Around the world, indigenous peoples are returning to traditional foods produced by traditional methods of subsistence. The goal of controlling their own food systems, known as food sovereignty, is to reestablish healthy lifeways to combat ...

ISBN: 9780826358882

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François Théodore Thistlethwaite's FRENGLISH THOUGHTS

by Barry A. Whittingham

<p>The product of his English father and French mother’s ferociously antagonistic genes, François Théodore Thistlethwaite is a traumatized, split-identity ‘Frenglishman’. Any one of his three alter egos – François, the Marxist Frenchman, the ...

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From Praha to Prague

Czechs in an Oklahoma Farm Town

by Philip D. Smith

<p>Around the turn of the twentieth century, thousands of Czechs left their homelands in Bohemia and Moravia and came to the United States. While many settled in major American cities, others headed to rural areas out west where they could claim

ISBN: 9780806159614

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From the Land of Shadows

War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora

by Khatharya Um

<p>In a century of mass atrocities, the Khmer Rouge regime marked Cambodia with one of the most extreme genocidal instances in human history. What emerged in the aftermath of the regime's collapse in 1979 was a nation fractured by death and ...

ISBN: 9781479876327

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Funeral Culture

AIDS, Work, and Cultural Change in an African Kingdom

by Casey Golomski

<p>Contemporary forms of living and dying in Swaziland cannot be understood apart from the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, according to anthropologist Casey Golomski. In Africa’s last absolute monarchy, the story of 15 years of global collaboration in

ISBN: 9780253036483

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Gateway to Eurasian Culture

by Asiapac Editorial

<p>Bridging the traditional divide between East and West, the Eurasian people are able to draw on an unmatched wealth of traditions for inspiration in the arts and cuisine. Join us on a voyage of discovery as we explore the rich and unique ...

ISBN: 9789813170124

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Gateway to Indian Culture

by Chitra Soundar

<p>The Indian culture is a spicy blend of customs, traditions, religions and languages, not just derived from its diverse states, but also from its Muslim and European rulers. The home of the Himalayas, the Taj Mahal and the birthplace of ...

ISBN: 9789813170131

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Germany - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Barry Tomalin

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you ...

ISBN: 9781857335330

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Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan

by Lafcadio Hearn

<p> During late 1891, Hearn obtained a teaching position in Kumamoto, Kyushu, at the Fifth Higher Middle School, where he spent the next three years and completed his book Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan (published 1894).</p> <p> Patrick Lafcadio

ISBN: 1230000100207

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