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Islam & Muslims: A Guide to Diverse Experience in a Modern World

by Mark Sedgwick

Introduces Western readers to the fundamentals of Islam and to how Muslims apply religious teachings to their everyday lives.


Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning

by Ned H. Seelye

Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning is a collection of 32 activities designed to expand the repertoire of trainers and educators alike. Centering on the development of cultural awareness, this...


Cross-Cultural Dialogues: 74 Brief Encounters with Cultural Difference

by Craig Storti

Culture affects everything we do: the simplest phrase can be so steeped in cultural context that even seemingly innocent exchanges between people are loaded with cultural differences waiting to expand into misunderstanding...


Cuchulainn and the Crow Queen: Cuchulainn and the Crow Queen

by Bernard Kelly & June Peters

There was a time in Ireland's history when chivalry and chieftainry ruled the land. When the country was occupied by bands of warriors who spoke only their native tongue and who cherished their heritage and...


Celebrate the Solstice: Honoring the Earth's Seasonal Rhythms through Festival and Ceremony

by Richard Heinberg

This book is an accessible, engaging tool to help people enrich their lives through the observance of ancient, astronomically determined Earth festivals. It assists us to recover an experience that had deep...


Intercultural Marriage: Promises and Pitfalls

by Dugan Romano

Today we live in a world without borders, a global village. Distance no longer defines who we meet, fall in love with or marry. The Internet and e-mail connect people around the world in seconds. Immigration,...


Learning to Think Korean: A Guide to Living and Working in Korea

by Robert L. Kohls

Perhaps more than any other East Asian country, Korea adheres to the traditional collectivist and Confucian traits of harmony, hierarchy, status and proper behavior. In Learning to Think Korean: A Guide to Living...


Meath Folk Tales

by Richard Marsh

Meath, the 'Royal County', has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find tales of the first occupation...


The Sutton Companion to the Folklore, Myths and Customs of Britain

by Marc Alexander

Britain's rich and varied folklore, legends and beliefs provide an insight into the island's history. Every invader, refugee or settler has helped contribute some new element or twist to the complex pattern...


The Salish People: Volume III: The Mainland Halkomelem

by Charles Hill-Tout & Ralph Maud

Volume III of this four-volume ethnographic study focuses on the Mainland Halkomelem people of British Columbia, in the Pacific Northwest.


Sketchy Santas: A Lighter Look at the Darker Side of St. Nick

by Will Zweigart

Ho, ho, huh?

Who’s that excessively jolly fellow with the fake beard, shifty eyes, sweaty hands, and boozy breath? Why, it’s not just Santa but sketchy Santa! Yes, ’tis the season for awkward photos of...


Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienu Zhuan of Liu Xiang

by Anne Behnke Kinney

When should a woman disobey her father, contradict her husband, or shape the policy of a ruler? According to the Lienü zhuan, or Categorized Biographies of Women, it is not only appropriate but necessary for...


Go to Hell: A Heated History of the Underworld

by Chuck Crisafulli & Kyra Thompson

Close your eyes and picture -- just for a moment -- hell. Fire? Demons? Eternal torment?

Well, yes -- that's the place, in one very hot nutshell. But that's not all there is to the forbidding world beneath...


The Angry Island

by A.A. Gill

Think of England, and anger hardly springs to mind as its primary national characteristic. Yet in The Angry Island, A. A. Gill argues that, in fact, it is plain old fury that is the wellspring for England's...


How to Be Danish: A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark

by Patrick Kingsley

Denmark is the country of the moment. Recently named the happiest nation in the world, it’s the home of The Killing and Noma, the world’s best (and most eccentric) restaurant. We wear their sweaters, watch...


The Thoughtful Dresser: The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter

by Linda Grant

“You can’t have depths without surfaces,” says Linda Grant in her lively and provocative new book, The thoughtful Dresser, a thinking woman’s guide to what we wear. For centuries, an interest in clothes...


Gods and Goddesses in Love: Making the Myth a Reality for You

by Agapi Stassinopoulos

In ancient times, the Greeks created the gods and goddesses to represent the various personalities of human nature. In Gods and Goddesses in Love, Agapi Stassinopoulos tells the stories of the primary goddesses...


Watermark: The Disaster That Changed the World and Humanity 1

by Joseph Christy-Vitale

THE ECHOES OF OUR PAST

Twelve thousand years ago, the human race barely escaped annihilation when a piece of exploded star passed through our solar system, unleashing an apocalypse. Great fires raged, mountains...


The Salish People: Volume I: The Thompson and the Okanagan

by Charles Hill-Tout & Ralph Maud

The first in a four-volume set rich in stories and factual information on the Salish people of the Pacific Northwest.


Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon: A Philosophical Analysis of Fang Tales, Myths, and Legends

by Bonaventure Mvé|Barnes, James F. Ondo

In Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon, Bonaventure Mvé Ondo argues that Fang tales, myths, and legends are components of the foundation of a worldview that sustains and protects a unique, historical Fang identity....